Exchange of ideas and improvement of quality standards at the FIFA Technical Development Workshop in Dubai

  • The FIFA Coach Educator program aims to raise the skill level of coaches worldwide

  • Key experts in technical development from the six confederations participated

  • Several successful pilot programs have shared the results of technical workshops

The FIFA Entrepreneurs Training Department collaborated with technical experts of these confederations in a technical development of FIFA celebrated the week in Dubai, in which we learn and compare methods to elevate the levels of training of los entrepreneurs In the whole world.

The technical managers of the pilot programs in the United States, Australia, Senegal and Brazil shared the results of their own workshops to spread good practices around the world.

In line with the FIFA President’s Vision 2020-2023 to make football truly global, FIFA aims to harmonize standards and benchmarks so that they are similar worldwide.

This requires high-level collaboration between FIFA technical experts and FIFA Member Associations (MAs), who also have access to resources from the FIFA Learning Center platform.

“It is crucial for FIFA technical experts from different confederations and regions,” said Branimir Ujevic, head of the Coach Education Department.

“They are the voice of FIFA on the pitch in the development of coach educators and it is essential that all coach educators have access to the FIFA Education Center platform, where they will learn in their own language.”

The Dubai workshop consisted of classroom lectures, hands-on field sessions and demonstrations by FM who have already tackled their own programs.

Although the direction of the program rests with FIFA, it is essential that all MAs are proactive and adapt the guidelines to their own circumstances and needs.

“The preliminary work is provided by us, but then it is the responsibility of the member associations to continue,” said the head of FIFA’s technical development services department, Jurg Nepfer.

“Yesterday we saw in the communications from the pilot projects, from Australia, Brazil, Senegal and the United States as well, that they are extremely grateful for the implementation of this program, including Brazil, and are motivated to pursue it.

“I am convinced that if everyone works together and everyone explores their potential, the program will succeed, I have no doubt. And with this, the development of football in the world can also progress.”

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is one of the FMs that has already carried out its own coach development program in January and is proceeding with the certification of its coaches by the CBF, with the support of FIFA.

A CBF delegation presented its results in Dubai. “In Brazil we have already applied it. It has been a complete success,” explained Maurício Marques, head of the CBF coach education department.

“We already have seven certified coach trainers. By the end of July, there will be twenty certified coach trainers, and I can guarantee that this is already influencing the quality of training, the quality of interactions that Brazilian instructors promote in terms of producing better coaches and obviously producing better footballers”.

Eduardo Rergis Pacheco, a former Mexico international defender and current CONCACAF technical specialist, was one of the workshop participants.

“We are addressing very important questions, in particular how we can really influence coaches, both professionally, with the most important coaching licenses, and in terms of determining the best possible training for footballers,” he said. -he declares.

“I believe that football is a living being that feels, breathes and constantly develops. We cannot sit idly by. We must incorporate new ideas in which technology and communication give us the opportunity to influence for the better”.

The next FIFA Coach Educator program will take place in early May in Australia.

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