Coach Abdullahi Biffo has started a two–week UEFA B-License Coaching Course organized by the Ireland Football Association kicked off at the Queens Sports, Upper Malone on Monday.
The former Abia Warriors, Niger Tornaadoes, Kogi United and Katsina United gaffer wants to enhance his knowledge of the round leather game.
“I am very happy to have finally started this course. It will go a long way to enhance my knowledge of the game,” the excited Biffo told Futbalgalore.com.
“In the first day focus was on technical, tactical, physical and mental requirements of modern football. I hope to learn more.”
“The course develops candidates’ ability to devise, organise, conduct and evaluate coaching sessions in advanced skills, tactics, strategies and systems of play.”
“It will also give an understanding of how to apply modern methods for sports science and sports medicine.”
Biffo, along with several other coaches will be taken through classroom and practical sessions at the Queens Sports, Upper Malone, Northern Ireland.
About 100 participants are taking part in the programme.
The UEFA B-Licence is divided into TWO PARTS. All candidates who successfully participate on Part 1 will receive an Irish FA ‘C’ Certificate.
There will be two assessments during the week. The minimum standard to reach in assessments in order to progress to the UEFA B-Licence Part.
If the candidate fails to meet the required practical standard in the 5v5 assessment, he/she will be permitted to have a maximum of two further re-assessments on a 5v5 topic.
Candidates will be charged for re-assessment.
Candidates are also required to submit 25 hours of session plans along with other online coursework tasks from the Irish FA’s Coach
Candidates have a maximum of two years to
successfully complete all practical work and a maximum of one year to complete all coursework from the date they commence the course.
The course is timetabled from 9.30am to 9.00pm each day (except the last day when the course will finish no later than 5pm) Full
attendance at the course is required and only in exceptional circumstances with candidates be permitted time off the course.
Candidates should bring appropriate footwear for indoor lectures and outdoor practical sessions on grass. Candidates are advised to bring some additional clothing to supplement their Adidas course kit as the weather can be unpredictable. Candidates should also bring writing materials.