DFA sets eye on new programs

Etienne
Etienne says the DFA continues to invest in the youth

President of the Dominica Football Association (DFA), Glen Etienne, has placed the football fraternity here on notice for some new developments in the sport within the next months.

“As we continue to invest in the youths, the DFA will stage under 15 and under 17 competitions within the next few months,” he stated. “These competitions will assist us in preparing for regional competition at that level. We believe that these competitions are important since they will help us to identify footballers who can represent the island at the senior level in the next four years.”

The DFA, he said, has given its commitment and will continue to do all it can to introduce football to all those who are interested.

“We in the DFA place much emphasis on the academies because we believe that from the academies will be born national players, football administrators, referees and others who are involved in the sport,” he said. “The DFA will for the first time stage a CONCACAF License D Coaching course. This is important since it will ensure that our coaches are better equipped to perform their duties on the sidelines.”

He noted the course will give coaches an opportunity to sharpen their skills and to be more competent. “After the completion of this course which is slated for March 27th to 30th, 2014, the pool of Licensed D Coaches on the island will increase significantly,” he stated.

The DFA, he noted, recently staged a successful License E Coaching Course, which he said will be helpful for coaches on the island. “This means that we are providing opportunities for many of our coaches because we believe that good coaches will mean good football,” Ettiene said. “It is our intention to move to License Course C soonest and provide more opportunities to local coaches to gain international qualification and certification. International qualification and certification will mean endless opportunities…let me urge the coaches to take full advantage of this opportunity.”

 

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6 Comments

  1. Papa Way
    February 21, 2014

    …what the cluck is a D license??? Surely you should be delivering courses of international recognition? Or forget the courses all together and get a half-decent public football pitch or two??? Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad produces top worldclass (English Premiere League) players….so let’s go figure what Dominican wannabe players really needs? Facilitation requires providing them with the opportunity and means to play….it’s been a while since Vince Hilaire played in the top flight or Karina Leblanc gave Dominica a biggup. 2-bit coaching badges are not the answer better playing surfaces – any playing surfaces and accessibility is what it’s about!

  2. Keston Williams
    February 21, 2014

    that what we should do… cuz by the time u reach 20yrs… its kinda already too late…. so we need to put more work and more money in the under 15 and 17 development

  3. Anonymous
    February 20, 2014

    The only investment I see is in the allowances payed to the board members.i suppose that is an investment in time , time doing what I dont know .

  4. Anonymous
    February 20, 2014

    I want to be the next president of that association ,with these guys football is going no where …..vote me in!

  5. Asterix
    February 20, 2014

    Only now we realize that Glen?

    • wow
      February 20, 2014

      Glen speaking like is now he become president wi. He didn’t know investment in youth was important before.

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