TCIFA Hosts Concacaf D- License Coaching Course


On May 20-24, the island of Antigua and Barbuda hosted the 2019 edition of the FIFA/Concacaf “Train The Trainers” Course. The Course was conducted by highly regarded Concacaf instructors. This programme is aimed to train leading coaches within Member Associations, who will train coaches within their home country’s grassroots programmes. The objective is to grow the number of qualified coaches whilst simultaneously facilitating enhanced performance and reach organizational objectives.

TCIFA Technical Director Andrew Edwards and Coach Dane Ritchie were participants in this course, and on their return to the Turks and Caicos Islands, they both immersed themselves in conducting a local Concacaf D-License Coaching Course for the Coaches on the island. This course ran from May 30- June 2, 2019. Mr. Edwards and Mr. Ritchie conducted the course under the supervision of Concacaf Grassroots Instructor Lenny Lake.

The D- License Coaching Course is part of Concacaf’s ongoing commitment to the growth of football, providing coaches from across the region with the tools to impart their knowledge at a local level.

After four days of training, 14 participants were subjected to a 6-week development period where they are expected to cover 30 hours of practical work at the TCIFA National Academy. Once this is completed, these persons will be required to complete 16 hours of practical assessments and presentations.

“I believe that we had a very good group of candidates for the course, and I am really excited about their development as Coaches . Each person has shown a steadfast commitment and growth over the past few of days, and the level of excitement generated from the course is truly encouraging. We will be rolling out several other coaching education programmes going forward, and we look forward to the positive impact that this would have on the development of football in the country,” commented Mr. Edwards.