12 Jamaican coaches receive CONCACAF C license training

Twelve coaches participated in the CONCACAF C license course organized by the Jamaican Football Federation (JFF) in association with CONCACAF recently.

They are Tashana Vincent (National Women’s Under-20 Assistant Coach), Alicia James (National Women’s Under-17 Assistant Coach), Dwayne Ambursely (Montego Bay United), Ludlow Bernard (Harbor View), Lenworth Hyde (Portmore United), David Laylor (Cavalier), Eric Rademakers (Arnett Gardens), Oneil Thompson (Humble Lion), Phillip Williams (Tivoli Gardens), Marlon Hylton (JFF Technical Committee), Andrew Sewell (Waterhouse) and Marvin Tate (Montego Bay).

All clubs that were due to participate in the upcoming Jamaican Premier League season have been invited.

This was the first phase of the Train the Trainers program which aims to develop skills and prepare coach educators to deliver CONCACAF courses. It was a three-day workshop for coach educators designed around a four-day CONCACAF C license course for national teams and Premier League coaches.

The Train the Trainers program was led by Anton Corneal, CONCACAF Coach Developer and former Trinidad Technical Director. The JFF coach educators were Andrew Peart, Merron Gordon, Vassel Reynolds, Xavier Gilbert and Rudolph Speid.

Lamar Morgan and Andrew Sewell participated as trainers specializing in physical preparation and goalie coach training, respectively.

The program focused on leadership, communication, the similarities and differences between a coach educator and a coach, the roles and responsibilities of the coach educator, adult learning principles, and life-based learning. reality.

Some of the areas covered by the CONCACAF C license include leadership, game analysis, moments of play, principles of attack and defense, planning of training sessions, practical delivery of training sessions. training, periodization, feedback and reflection.

The Train the Trainers program for this cohort will be a one-year program with coach educators now undertaking development and a mentoring period that includes the delivery of JFF D license courses starting in January. Then they will be evaluated on the delivery of the four CONCACAF licensing courses to come in 2022.

The 12 coaches in the course will also undergo an eight week developmental period that includes planning and delivering sessions. They will be mentored by JFF coach educators in their work on their personal development plan, analysis and strategies for developing their environment, documenting their thinking and peer review. Throughout the eight week development period, they will be formally assessed (hands-on delivery plus a presentation).

In 2022, the JFF and CONCACAF will organize four C License courses.

Additionally, the number of CONCACAF B license coaches in Jamaica has now increased from 24 to 27 as Patrick Graham, Laurence Garriques and Davion Ferguson all completed their evaluations.

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