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JFF to host CONCACAF training course

Monday, January 22, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will be hosting a CONCACAF ‘Train the Trainers’ course, during the period of January 24-26, at the UWI-Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence.

The 16 participants in the course will be from Anguilla, Bahamas, Bermuda, Dominica, Montserrat and Turks and Caicos, a release from the JFF disclosed.

The course, which will be led by five licensed CONCACAF instructors, is a programme that trains leading coaches who will then train coaches who are responsible for young players in their respective countries.

The JFF said Jamaica has also been assigned three spots and will be represented by Patrick Graham, Hopeton Gilchrist and Andrew Edwards.

In November of 2017 three Jamaican coaches, Andre Virture, Wendell Downswell and Davion Ferguson did the same course in Barbados.

From the Jamaican perspective, the JFF said it is building a core of instructors who will train coaches of youth players.

The strategic plan of the JFF is that the coaches who will benefit from this training will be primary school coaches who over time will be utilising similar methodologies and structure to the training program of this age group island wide.

The JFF said it has been in discussions with Insports about the unveiling of a programme to train primary school coaches.

The course is slated to start with an opening ceremony Wednesday morning at the UWI-Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence.

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