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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #330 on: October 06, 2015, 07:15:38 PM »
Does anyone know where or why we have little or not courses being offered here?

Last one i heard of and almost did was the same week with the drama about Jack warner. they quickly cancelled it n nthg since
Tho i heard of some course associated with women's football
but nvr heard anything of it til it was too late!

Why arent these things marketed better???
we should have a thread just for courses on offer!!

also, why most courses being offered are an "invite only" kind of vibe
you have to know someone, or be a past or current player to do it(when they sometimes list who took part in the course)
You can always take a short trip to Florida in January for an NSCAA course.
http://www.nscaa.com/news/2015/09/2016-winter-course-announcement 

CK1. I'm in that picture at the link you post  ;D
That's from the course this summer :thumbsup:
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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #331 on: October 06, 2015, 09:04:36 PM »
Not sure where to post this, but since this is related to coaching/mentoring I am posting it here

"T&T Women’s Soca Warrior, Dernelle Mascall has found a meaningful way to give back to her community of Moruga. The skilful midfielder hopes that her soon to be launched football academy is a way out for the talented youth of the Moruga area." See Video https://www.facebook.com/csportslive/videos/1025727717478860/

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #332 on: October 07, 2015, 02:02:22 AM »
FIFA Women’s Coaching Course on tomorrow
T&T Newsday Reports.


EX-ENGLAND player and coach Hope Powell will conduct a three-day FIFA coaching course for women coaches and players.

A total of 33 local women coaches and players, including current Women Soca Warriors captain Maylee Attin- Johnson and midfielders Janine Francois and Ahkeela Mollon will participate.

The sessions will take place at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium from tomorrow and continue until Sunday.

It will be the second occasion Powell will be conducting a coaching course in Trinidad.

On this occasion, Powell will deal with The role of the coach; How Players learn; Principles of Fitness; Match Analysis; Match Observation; Psychological Aspect of Player Development.

Following the sessions, there will be a practical sessions with demonstrations and presentations by participants.

TT FA president Raymond Tim Kee said “I am excited about this course as I see it as a tremendous boost to the development of the women’s game in our country.”

Here are the 34 women expected to participate in the coaching course: 1. Janelle Noel, 2. Ahkeela Mollon; 3. Ayana Russell; 4. Janine Francois; 5. Rosemarie Lewis; 6. Anastasia Griffith; 7. Marcelle Phillip; 8. Shanice James 9. Verlea Duprey; 10. Lisa Jo Ramkissoon; 11. Teleshia Joseph; 12. Caryl Hamilton; 13. Leonita Rivers; 14. Anishah Granger; 15. Allison Boney McDonald; 16. Lyndell Hotye Sanchez; 17. Terry Johnson-Jeremiah; 18. Loiseh Andres; 19. Julia Thomas-Ross; 20. Crissanne Sanchez Rique; 21. Rhonda Jones; 22. Kiren Johnson; 23. Tisha Belfon; 24. Edna St Louis; 25. Jonell James; 26. Denyse Wickham; 27. Maylee Attin Johnson; 28. Renasha Jones; 29. Kamile De Gale; 30. Shirlann Jules; 31. Shanelle Warrick; 32. Dernell Mascall; 33. Rachel Noel.

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #333 on: October 07, 2015, 05:43:43 AM »
Who is the youngest participant in that group?

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #334 on: October 07, 2015, 07:14:26 AM »
Does anyone know where or why we have little or not courses being offered here?

Last one i heard of and almost did was the same week with the drama about Jack warner. they quickly cancelled it n nthg since
Tho i heard of some course associated with women's football
but nvr heard anything of it til it was too late!

Why arent these things marketed better???
we should have a thread just for courses on offer!!

also, why most courses being offered are an "invite only" kind of vibe
you have to know someone, or be a past or current player to do it(when they sometimes list who took part in the course)
You can always take a short trip to Florida in January for an NSCAA course.
http://www.nscaa.com/news/2015/09/2016-winter-course-announcement 

CK1. I'm in that picture at the link you post  ;D
That's from the course this summer :thumbsup:
FF: Since you aced the course you deserve a little bligh! ;D
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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #335 on: October 09, 2015, 04:32:46 PM »
FIFA Women’s Coaching Course on tomorrow
T&T Newsday Reports.


EX-ENGLAND player and coach Hope Powell will conduct a three-day FIFA coaching course for women coaches and players.

A total of 33 local women coaches and players, including current Women Soca Warriors captain Maylee Attin- Johnson and midfielders Janine Francois and Ahkeela Mollon will participate.

The sessions will take place at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium from tomorrow and continue until Sunday.

It will be the second occasion Powell will be conducting a coaching course in Trinidad.

On this occasion, Powell will deal with The role of the coach; How Players learn; Principles of Fitness; Match Analysis; Match Observation; Psychological Aspect of Player Development.

Following the sessions, there will be a practical sessions with demonstrations and presentations by participants.

TT FA president Raymond Tim Kee said “I am excited about this course as I see it as a tremendous boost to the development of the women’s game in our country.”

Here are the 34 women expected to participate in the coaching course: 1. Janelle Noel, 2. Ahkeela Mollon; 3. Ayana Russell; 4. Janine Francois; 5. Rosemarie Lewis; 6. Anastasia Griffith; 7. Marcelle Phillip; 8. Shanice James 9. Verlea Duprey; 10. Lisa Jo Ramkissoon; 11. Teleshia Joseph; 12. Caryl Hamilton; 13. Leonita Rivers; 14. Anishah Granger; 15. Allison Boney McDonald; 16. Lyndell Hotye Sanchez; 17. Terry Johnson-Jeremiah; 18. Loiseh Andres; 19. Julia Thomas-Ross; 20. Crissanne Sanchez Rique; 21. Rhonda Jones; 22. Kiren Johnson; 23. Tisha Belfon; 24. Edna St Louis; 25. Jonell James; 26. Denyse Wickham; 27. Maylee Attin Johnson; 28. Renasha Jones; 29. Kamile De Gale; 30. Shirlann Jules; 31. Shanelle Warrick; 32. Dernell Mascall; 33. Rachel Noel.



VIDEO Report; https://www.facebook.com/csportslive/videos/1027794197272212/

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Former England international Hope Powell is the chief instructor at a FIFA Women’s Coaching Course taking place at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. The course is catered directly to women’s officials and players

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TTFA continues ‘C’ License courses
« Reply #336 on: October 29, 2015, 12:43:59 PM »
TTFA continues ‘C’ License courses
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFA)


The T&T Football Association (TTFA), through its director of football, Kendall Walkes and his technical team, will continue its slate of ‘C” License coaching courses from tomorrow.

Walkes and TTFA technical advisor Muhammad Isa will head to Mayaro Recreation Ground tomorrow for a three-day course starting at 5.30 pm on the opening day. On Saturday and Sunday the sessions begin at 9 am and runs until 5 pm.

The TTFA will shift to Biche Recreational Ground from November 20-2. Interested persons for the course in Biche can contact the TTFA at 623-9500.

“It’s our final course for 2015 and it’s an exciting period for the young and upcoming coaches. We are focusing on raising the levels of many of the individuals who are involved in coaching at the youth and grassroots level and others who are interested in it,” Walkes said.

“We have received a lot of interest from persons to expand their knowledge on coaching and this is vital for the development of the game at the lower levels and we are committed to bringing these opportunities to those who work within the various communities in the country.”
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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #337 on: February 12, 2017, 05:58:45 AM »
25 football clubs receive licence.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Twenty five clubs in Trinidad and Tobago received their club licensing certificate for the 2017 season after completing a compliance process in the first year of the TTFA/CONCACAF Club Licensing programme dating back to 2016.

TTFA president David John-Williams promised to introduce the Club Licensing programme into the local game roughly a year ago and on Thursday evening he was proudly congratulating ten TT Pro League clubs and 15 Super League clubs upon receiving their certificates following the opening phase of the programme.

This is among some of the development programmes the TTFA has introduced in recent times including the FIFA Solidarity and Compensation Training Workshop for local clubs, the CONCACAF Goalkeeping Course, Futsal Referees Course and the TTFA/Dutch Instructors and Coaching courses among others.

Moving clubs into the process of falling into line with both FIFA and CONCACAF guidelines has been the objective.

John-Williams said the Club Licensing Programme was introduced to assist all local clubs and while the Pro League and Super League clubs were among the first set to benefit from the programme, others clubs in the six local regional associations will be targeted in 2017.

The advancement of club football through the club licensing programme is directly related to key performance indicators within the areas of infrastructure, sporting, administration, finance, legal and social responsibility.

Among the steps in the programme that local clubs are requested to complete include:

-Submitting the four on-line forms to CONCACAF -Confirming the field of play for home matches

-Confirming the Head Coach for the 1st Team -Confirming General Manager, finance Officer, Marketing Officer,, Media Officer

-Budget for the current season

-Signing the Legal Declaration

-Clubs Control Mechanism/ Ownership Structure

-Club’s Statutes/Constitution FC Santa Rosa president Keith Look Loy said at the presentation ceremony that he felt it was a good step for local clubs and he encouraged others to become compliant.

The following clubs received their club licensing certificate for the season 2017:

TT Pro League – Morvant Caledonia United, Central FC, Club Sando, Defence Force, Mau Pau Stars, Point Fortin Civic Centre, Police FC, St. Ann’s Rangers, San Juan Jabloteh, W Connection FC.

Super League – Barrackpore United, Bethel United, Club Sando FC, Cunupia FC, Defence Force FC, FC Santa Rosa, Guaya United, Marabella Family Crisis Centre, Matura Reunited FC, 1976 Phoenix, Police FC, Queen’s Park Cricket Club, University of Trinidad & Tobago, WASA FC, Youth.

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #338 on: April 13, 2017, 01:43:24 AM »
TTFA ‘C” License course set for April 22-23 & 28-30.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will stage yet another TTFA “C” License course, starting on April 22nd, 2017 at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

The course, which will be conduced by FIFA Technical development officer Anton Corneal, will run for two consecutive weekends, April 22-23 and April 28-30. Limited spots are available and interested applicants can contact the TTFA at its offices at 623-9500.

Another course is schedule for May 12-14 and May 19-21.

Some of the areas that will be focused on during the course will be principles of coaching; the role of the coach; the teaching-learning process; communication; ethics; coaches being able to assess their players’ developmental; coaches being able to plan and implement an effective training session with specific objectives; and to develop a progressive programme of appropriate duration.

Other areas of focus will be – coaches being able to understand the main moments of football and relate it to team task and function; coaches being able to identify and develop personal and professional behaviours in themselves and players and coaches being able to identify the basic elements that make up football among other areas.

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #339 on: May 18, 2017, 10:21:53 AM »
WATCH The instructor and the candidates.

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #340 on: May 18, 2017, 11:01:41 AM »
Anton full of energy while conducting this course, good to see passion is still there.

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #341 on: July 07, 2017, 01:32:32 AM »
TTFA offers B and C License Courses.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will continue its Coach Education Programme by offering two more TTFA B License courses in September and November. Interested coaches are being encouraged to register immediately due to the limited places available.

The first course takes place at the TTFA’s Home of Football at Ato Bolton Stadium from September 11-19th. A second B License course will take place between November 13-21st. The eligibility criteria includes coaches having already completed the TTFA C + or higher course (outside of T&T) or TTFA C with at least one year coaching experience. The coaching certificate must be provided as proof. These courses are structured under the Royal Dutch Academy. The cost for the “B” License is TT$2,500.

The TTFA will also stage a TTFA C License course between October 16th-20th.

A batch of coaches in the Secondary Schools League are currently completing the TTFA B License which is being conducted by Anton Corneal and Marlon Charles.

The TTFA is committed to providing every opportunity for our coaches to succeed. We have established avenues for our coaches to receive continuing coaching education in order to increase their knowledge of the game and enhance their teaching approach. The FA sees the importance of defining a clear direction for player development through a plan for the future and remaining focused on reaching end goals. Not getting lost in the mix of day to day tactical strategies and playing only to win is key for success.

All interested participants must download and complete the attached form and submit to TTFA1908@yahoo.com. Contact the TTFA head office at (868) 235-5057.

TTFA holds FIFA 11+ workshop

Twenty minutes at the start of practice could be the difference in having a full, healthy roster or a depleted roster with various ailments.

FIFA 11+, a Players First resource helping to advance the Player Health & Safety pillar, consists of 15 exercises of running, strength, plyometrics and balance. It has been proven to reduce injuries in  players by 35-45 percent and reduce the severity of injuries by 20-30 percent.

And the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, through Dr Terence Babwah, a past member of the FIFA Medical Committee, is looking to educate local sport doctors, physical trainers and sports physiotherapists on the FIFA 11+ programme. A workshop will be  held at Salybia Resort on July 9th during which Babwah will lecture on the role of the FIFA 11 + football programme and prevention of injuries with demonstrations. (participants have already been selected)

As one of the critical components of the Player Health & Safety pillar of Players First, FIFA 11+ provides tools and resources for improving performance and reducing injury risk.

This FIFA 11+ demonstration is the latest example of the TTFA’s commitment to Player Health & Safety.

It is a 20-minute comprehensive warm-up program designed to reduce injuries among  players ages 14 and older. FIFA 11+ is used on the field without any additional equipment and consists of 15 exercises divided into three separate components:

The prevention programme “The 11” was developed by FIFA’s medical research centre (F-MARC) in cooperation with a group of international experts. “The 11” is a simple, catchy and time-efficient preventive programme that comprises ten evidence-based or best-practice exercises and the promotion of Fair Play. It requires no equipment other than a ball, and can be completed in 20 minutes (after a short period of familiarisation). The exercises focus on core stabilisation, eccentric training of thigh muscles, proprioceptive training, dynamic stabilisation and plyometrics with straight leg alignment. The programme is efficient as most of the exercises simultaneously train different aspects and can replace other exercises.

“The 11” should be performed in every training session after a warm-up and stretching of all the important muscle groups. Precise performance of the exercises is important in order to ensure their effect. The sequence of exercises should be followed. Before each match, a shortened version (only exercises 4, 5, 8.) of “The 11” should be carried out.

The benefits of the programme include improved performance and also injury prevention. In addition, when respecting Fair Play, you can further reduce the risk of injury to yourself and other players.

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #342 on: July 07, 2017, 09:08:10 AM »
I applaud the TTFA for having its own licensure. However, the landcape seems muddled. How does TTFA licensure fit into the architecture of CONCACAF licensure? Does CONCACAF licensure represent a higher accomplishment? Is there a hierarchy?

Also ...

These days, CFU on some fronts is engaged in fending off CONCACAF. Reportedly not a harmonious relationship. Therefore, when CFU announced a B-licence, it presented multiple questions in my mind ... not the least of which was that a CONCACAF D licence fulfilled one of the entry criteria. But that probably had to do with the fact that CONCACAF had barely rolled out its C licensure ... so there would have been none to few C licence holders.

Also, that course (CFU B) was initially billed as a UEFA B course occurring intra-regionally, then later promoted as a course leading to UEFA B eligibility through Belgium.

The mere existence of CONCACAF licensure is directed to the benefit of regional coaches. Yet, there are some questions to be answered.

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TTFA stages C License Course from March 5th
« Reply #343 on: February 27, 2018, 03:57:34 PM »
TTFA stages C License Course from March 5th
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will stage another “C” License Coaching Course from Monday March 5th to 9th at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Interested persons can register for limited spaces by visiting the TTFA’s head office at Ato Boldon Stadium or calling at 235-5057. The course will be conducted by Technical Director Anton Corneal. The participating fee is $1,200 and includes course material, snack and instructors fees.

Some of the areas that will be focused on during the course will be principles of coaching; the role of the coach; the teaching-learning process; communication; ethics; coaches being able to assess their players’ developmental; coaches being able to plan and implement an effective training session with specific objectives; and to develop a progressive programme of appropriate duration.

Other areas of focus will be: coaches being able to understand the main moments of football and relate it to team task and function; coaches being able to identify and develop personal and professional behaviours in themselves and players and coaches being able to identify the basic elements that make up football among other areas.
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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #344 on: February 27, 2018, 04:14:41 PM »
Duration of  the TTFA C Licence course? 5 days. Duration of the Mexico federation C Licence course? 5 months. Priceless. TT $1200.
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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #345 on: February 27, 2018, 04:27:02 PM »
Duration of  the TTFA C Licence course? 5 days. Duration of the Mexico federation C Licence course? 5 months. Priceless. TT $1200.

You serious? 5 days vs 5 months?
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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #346 on: February 27, 2018, 04:35:15 PM »
Duration of  the TTFA C Licence course? 5 days. Duration of the Mexico federation C Licence course? 5 months. Priceless. TT $1200.

You serious? 5 days vs 5 months?

Yep, July to December!

Was this course announced before today? The start date is six days from today.

Income-generating?
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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #347 on: March 09, 2018, 01:06:39 PM »
Did the C course occur? Or was that hastily announced propaganda?

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #348 on: March 11, 2018, 08:07:15 PM »
I believe it occurred.

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« Reply #349 on: March 11, 2018, 08:49:30 PM »
I believe it occurred.

I want to believe it occurred but TTFA Media has been about as silent on the matter as Donald Trump tweeting about Stormy Daniels. :devil:
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TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #350 on: June 06, 2018, 12:38:56 AM »
TTFA offers C License Course from June 10-14.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will stage a C License Coaching Course at the Ato Boldon Stadium TTFA Home of Football from June 10th to June 14th, 2018.

The course will be run by TTFA Technical Director Anton Corneal who is also a FIFA and CONCACAF Instructor. Interested Participants can call the TTFA offices (868) 235-5057 to register. The course registration fee is $1,200.

Some of the areas that will be focused on during the course will be principles of coaching; the role of the coach; the teaching-learning process; communication; ethics; coaches being able to assess their players’ developmental; coaches being able to plan and implement an effective training session with specific objectives; and to develop a progressive programme of appropriate duration.

Other areas of focus will be – coaches being able to understand the main moments of football and relate it to team task and function; coaches being able to identify and develop personal and professional behaviours in themselves and players and coaches being able to identify the basic elements that make up football among other areas.

The TTFA is committed to providing every opportunity for our coaches to succeed. We have established avenues for our coaches to receive continuing coaching education in order to increase their knowledge of the game and enhance their teaching approach. The FA sees the importance of defining a clear direction for player development through a plan for the future and remaining focused on reaching end goals. Not getting lost in the mix of day to day tactical strategies and playing only to win, is key for success.

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TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #351 on: June 06, 2018, 05:13:32 AM »
Has there ever been a course offering in Tobago?
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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #352 on: June 07, 2018, 09:51:53 AM »
Has there ever been a course offering in Tobago?
Yes there were two actually. Not sure if either time the participants received their certification.

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #353 on: June 20, 2018, 12:46:59 AM »
Corneal impressed by interest in coach education from locals.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s Coach Education Programme continued with another C License Course held recently at the Ato Boldon Stadium conducted by the FA’s Technical Director Anton Corneal.

Among the 23 participants were current day players Radanfah Abu Bakr and Jan Michael Williams who have both represented the National Team up to recent times. Corneal said he was particularly impressed with the level of participating from the participants and was pleased to see the turn out from Williams and Abu Bakr.

“We’ve continued to get a good response from participants and the interest is definitely there among local persons who want to improve and get certified. It was refreshing to have both Jan and Randanfah involved as participants and to get their views and see their willingness to further develop themselves in the game,” Corneal said.

Some of the areas focused on during the course were principles of coaching; the role of the coach; the teaching-learning process; communication; ethics; coaches being able to assess their players’ developmental; coaches being able to plan and implement an effective training session with specific objectives; and to develop a progressive programme of appropriate duration.

Abu Bakr, who has 37 appearances for T&T, spoke about the course, saying “I Enjoyed it. There were lots of valuable information provided. The course gave a great insight as to why things are done the way that they are, with particular reference to players in their developmental years, up to age sixteen.”

“Generally the course gave me a new perspective on viewing and analysing the game. Having an idea of the game through the coach’s eyes will definitely help me assess and understand the game better,” Abu Bakr added.

Williams meantime also had a similar type experience, saying that it was important for local coaches to enhance their coaching capacity, competence and skills in order for them to play their part in producing better players.

“The course was good. From the moment I went in on the first day I realised that there was so much good information not only for those who wanted to learn to coach at that level but also for me as a player,” Williams told TTFA Media.

“I remember one time I was breaking down my game I got some good advice from Clayton Ince where he said when you are evaluating your mistakes you should start over with the fundamentals first and build your way up. This is a period in my life where I am transitioning because I want to improve still as I am still playing. The five days provided such good knowledge and information, I was really happy for it,” Williams told TTFA Media.

“One participant from the  East made reference to the fact that he has a coaching school and he realised here that he has been teaching his kids nonsense for years because a lot of them want to train players as if they are training players like Ronaldo or Hazard when instead you have to set realistic targets and teach them the basics first. It is not necessarily about winning all the time but instead to get the players technically and tactically better and communicating better.

“This is something I will definitely encourage persons to get involved in, not only those who want to get into coaching but people who are in and around football, even senior players as they can always pass on better information.

“This is definitely good for persons who want to coach because we have to develop better young players and in order to do that we have to develop good coaches. And to also develop better players at the senior level we first have to do it at the junior level. It was extremely beneficial to me as well as others who took part based on their feedback. It is a high level course for sure,”  said Williams who has 83 appearances for T&T.

Other areas of focus during the course included – coaches being able to understand the main moments of football and relate it to team task and function; coaches being able to identify and develop personal and professional behaviours in themselves and players and coaches being able to identify the basic elements that make up football among other areas.

The TTFA is committed to providing every opportunity for our coaches to succeed. We have established avenues for our coaches to receive continuing coaching education in order to increase their knowledge of the game and enhance their teaching approach. The FA sees the importance of defining a clear direction for player development through a plan for the future and remaining focused on reaching end goals. Not getting lost in the mix of day to day tactical strategies and playing only to win, is key for success.

Interested persons can keep abreast of upcoming TTFA coaching courses by staying tuned to updates on the TTFA’s official websites and social media platforms.

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #354 on: November 18, 2018, 01:32:28 AM »
TTFA stages B and C license courses in December.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will be presenting TTFA B and C License coaching courses on the following dates in December.

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association “C” Licence Coaching course

Date: 4 – 8th December 2018

Cost: $1,200.00

B Licence Coaching course

9th – 13th December  2018 and 3 – 6th January 2019 (This is one course)

Cost $ 2,500

Must have C+ or higher or other equivalent coaching course

Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and registration is opened to all interested. Please contact the TTFA head offices at 235-5057 for further information.

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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #355 on: November 21, 2018, 01:37:51 AM »
Stern encourages locals to undergo TTFA coaching courses.
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The Trinidad and Tobago last week announced another leg of its coach education programme which includes a TTFA B and C License course to take place from December  4th for interested participants.

The TTFA coach education programme is spearheaded by Technical Director Anton Corneal who is also a FIFA and CONCACAF coaching instructor.

The TTFA initially embarked on a C level license course for Instructors, conducted by the Dutch KNVB, in which six persons were given the opportunity to undergo  this level course, among them being Corneal who  has lectured similar courses for CONCACAF at the C license and the B license level, also helping with the designing of the Concacaf B License.

Corneal has lectured at FIFA and CONCACAF Grassroots courses and has lectured for FIFA at courses in this region and in Conmebol for the past eight years. His most recent appearance came at a FIFA course was last week in Barbados where he delivered a lecture at a FIFA technical directors course for regional technical directors.

The former national player was part of a panel of coaches that designed the FIFA Youth Coaching Manual 3 years ago.He also attended a UEFA Instructors B License course at which he received a Senior Coach Educators License. Corneal holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Diploma in Football from Leipzig University in Germany.

Several local coaches and past players have graduated from the TTFA and CONCACAF courses overseen by Corneal including current Senior Team Assistant coach Stern John, Leonson Lewis, Yohance Marshall, Sean De Silva, Jan Michael Williams, Clayton Ince, Ahkeela Mollon, Hector Sam, Kerry Baptiste, Marvin Oliver and Nicholas Griffith among others.

Some of the areas that will be focused on during the course will be principles of coaching; the role of the coach; the teaching-learning process; communication; ethics; coaches being able to assess their players’ developmental; coaches being able to plan and implement an effective training session with specific objectives; and to develop a progressive programme of appropriate duration.

Other areas of focus will be: coaches being able to understand the main moments of football and relate it to team task and function; coaches being able to identify and develop personal and professional behaviours in themselves and players and coaches being able to identify the basic elements that make up football among other areas.

John meantime, spoke about his experience of the TTFA coaching courses, saying “I did the C in England as well as the UEFA B and the TTFA C and B at home. Our B and C  courses in Trinidad are full of information. It’s more strenuous and intense  and very comparable with the two I have been on abroad when it comes to the information being passed on and the methods used,” John told TTFA Media.

“Anton’s mentoring is very important in helping you to be a better coach. He explains at length. For me, doing the the C and B license courses in Trinidad helped me with my UEFA B course in the UK to understand the game better and with putting down my sessions. I think it’s important for local coaches to do the local B and C licenses,” added the former Sunderland forward.

“I think the B and C licenses are recognised in other parts especially the Caribbean. It is important that the our coaches keep up with the times of coaching and graduating from these courses is an important step for them.”
John is also the head coach of local Pro League club Central FC and was one of the coaches overseeing the recent Major League Soccer (MLS) Combine in Barbados.

Yohance Marshall also shared his views, saying, “There is a lot of information presented in these courses. It’s completely different from playing. You see the game from different eyes and from a different point of view. You have to analyse everything and be more conscious of the things going on on the field,” Marshall added.

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« Reply #356 on: January 07, 2019, 04:22:29 PM »
TTFA commences 2019 Coaching Education programme
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association kicked off its 2019 development operations with the continuation of the B License coaching course being conducted by technical director Anton Corneal with four days of sessions at the TTFA Home of Football in Couva this past week.

Several local coaches and past players have graduated from the TTFA and CONCACAF courses overseen by Corneal including current Senior Team Assistant coach Stern John, Leonson Lewis, Yohance Marshall, Sean De Silva, Jan Michael Williams, Clayton Ince, Ahkeela Mollon, Hector Sam, Kerry Baptiste, Marvin Oliver and Nicholas Griffith among others.

Among the thirty coaches taking part in the current B License course include former national women’s team player Dernelle Mascall, 2018 Super League Player of the Year  Yohance Marshall, Kona Hislop, Geoffrey Wharton-Lake and former national stirker Kerry Baptiste.

Mascall who has coached the the National Super League with Club Sando Moruga, said she was pleased to have taken the decision to undergo the course.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the course thus far. It is very informative and Anton himself is a wealth of knowledge. As it pertains to the development of the players… it’s been eye opening,” Mascall told TTFA Media.

“We have a tendency to believe that winning is development which has been a pressing topic for us in the course. But this has course has taught me a lot in terms of what we should focus us on. As a player we just focus in playing but when you are more knowledgeable about the game and aware of situations in the game, moments in the game, you get a better idea of it overall from a coaching perspective,” Mascall added.

Hislop, a former national under 19 player and brother of ex-T&T goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, said he would recommend the course to any budding coach.

“It’s been really good. The course has gone into a lot more depth than I thought it would. It is a lot of information but very interesting. I did the C license over a year ago and that one was also really good.

“The B is a step up and I am enjoying it. I will recommend it to any coach. It teaches you a lot in terms of the way you communicate with players and what to look out for on the pitch. I played professionally but there are a lot of things you learn as a coach that you don’t pay attention to as a player. I am learning so much about how you deal with players in particular. I think we need more of this in Trinidad and Tobago where we are bettering ourselves as coaches and trying to take the game forward,” Hislop added.

Lake meantime commended Corneal and his team which includes instructors Rajesh Latchoo and Marlon Charles for the way in which they have designed and executed the course.

“Over the past three days I realised how much football I still don’t know. The course has been excellent. Coach Anton and Coach Latchoo are extremely knowledgeable in terms of the words of advice they are giving us on the modern game. There is still so much for us to learn. I’m involved in St Mary’s College football in 2018 and I am hoping I can take things from this course and implement into the programme for next year,’ Lake said.

“The big question has been the word development and winning. When does development start and does it ever end and when does the translation after development into winning. It is a winning attitude you want to develop or is it winning at all cost,” Lake  added.

Some of the areas focused on during the course were principles of coaching; the role of the coach; the teaching-learning process; communication; ethics; coaches being able to assess their players’ developmental; coaches being able to plan and implement an effective training session with specific objectives; and to develop a progressive programme of appropriate duration.

Other areas of focus included : coaches being able to understand the main moments of football and relate it to team task and function; coaches being able to identify and develop personal and professional behaviours in themselves and players and coaches being able to identify the basic elements that make up football among
other areas.

Corneal has lectured at FIFA and CONCACAF Grassroots courses and has lectured for FIFA at courses in this region and in Conmebol for the past eight years. His most recent appearance came at a FIFA course was last week in Barbados where he delivered a lecture at a FIFA technical directors course for regional technical directors.

Interested persons can stay abreast of upcoming TTFA coaching education courses by following  the TTFA Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and the official website www.TTFootball.org.
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Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Reply #357 on: January 08, 2019, 07:55:51 AM »
How come you does only hear about these things after they happen