“Indian coaches should embrace the new global coaching trends” avers Technical Director, AIFF

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Noida: To promote football in India, Amity School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (ASPESS) in association with All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) organized two day “Sports Authority of India – All India Football Federation International Football Coaching Conference (IFCC-2017) which concluded today at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector 125, Noida Campus

The aim of the two day conference was to promote and support Youth Development and Talent Hubs through Coach Education and Scientific Support for the Football Players

The objectives of the conference was to promote Football Coaches through Scientific Coach Education, to exchange knowledge in the field of coaching and allied areas, to enhance the flow of knowledge between the Scientists and the coach fraternity, to bridge the gap between academia and coaching through scientific publication, to disseminate knowledge about the standards, initiatives and successful Football related experiments done by various professionals and to explore opportunities to collaborate and promote knowledge and technical advancements in the sport of Football.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Karim Bencherifa, Head Coach, Morocco National Team said that after years of experience, coaching style evolves. He further added that with time, coaches learn lots of new elements but it is important to develop your own style of coaching including tailored made straining strategy as per the team players.

Speaking about sports sciences and its application in football, Mr. Tom Joel, first Team Sports Scientist, Leicester City Football Club said that sports science is a growing concept that focuses on understanding the enhancement of human forms. He apprised that sports scientists should work with athletes to provide scientific support in preparation for competition in sync with sports coaching. He mentioned that the role of sports science department is to help reduce the sports injury occurrence, improving physical strength and overall performance of players. He further talked about the need for research to find out the reasons for injury occurrence during the games and recovering steps.

Sharing his views, Mr. Savio Maderia, Acting Technical Director, AIFF advised the Indian coaches to inculcate the knowledge, gained during the conference, in the training sessions of players. He emphasized that Indian coaching education needs to be changed and shouldn’t be monotonous. The coaches should embrace the new global coaching trends to create a world class football team.

During the two day Conference, numerous key speakers from Global and Indian football community including Mr. Steven Martin, Technical Division Support, Football Associations, Belgium, FIFA Representative; Philippe Troussier, Former French Footballer, Coaching Director, Chongquinglifan Professional Club; and Mr. Yamauchi Takafumi, Coach Education Director, Japan Football Association amongst others deliberated upon various topics such as “India at the Moment vis-à-vis the world”, “Leadership style to meet the challenges of Indian football” “Sports Sciences” and “Systematic Player Development”.