Dominica hosts foreign football coaches

Windwardfootball-logoThe Dominica Football Coaches Association, in collaboration with the St. Lucia Football Association and the Dominica Football Association, is hosting three foriegn football coaches geared at forming a youth development plan for football on the island.

The visit will also give youth coaches on the island the opportunity to devise coaching strategies and improve their coaching skills.

The coaches, one Trinidadian, a Dutch and a Belgian, will be involved in training coaches from the secondary schools and the academies on island and also in the development of strategies and modern coaching techniques to help develop youth football.

The visit of the three was made possible by Dominica Football Association, the St. Lucia Football Association, Anchorage Hotel Whale Watch and Dive Center, Big Edge Financial Express, the Agricultural, Industrial and Development Bank of Dominica, VF Inc, Fine Foods Inc, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Sports Division, dBiz, Sign Man and Dr. Damien Dublin.

The coaches arrived on the island on Thursday and are expected to leave on Saturday afternoon.

 

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6 Comments

  1. New Town
    January 31, 2014

    Thanks for your efforts to bring Dominica Football to a higher standard.
    let’s also work on more football fields for the youths.

  2. Massacre
    January 31, 2014

    First, let me congratulate the DFA for bringing this program to our shores.
    Hope you will also use what ever avenues to encourage the Gov’t to put more in Football. We need to build better playing grounds where international games can be played , like in La Plaine, Portsmouth, Marigot, Point michelle and Castel Bruce .
    When ever I travel overseas, I always look at the artificial turf(its not that expensive) that these countrys kids have to play on. And when I come back to Da and see where our young kids are left to play on, it really makes me feel sad, to say the least.
    Don’t forget those coaches are also going to look at our playing conditions, becaue this is one of the cretiria to develop good athletes.

    • Interested
      January 31, 2014

      On a correction, it is not the DFA that is bringing this program. It is the Football Coaches Association that is bringing this program. The DFA and others are working in collaboration with the Football Association to facilitate this program.

    • wow
      January 31, 2014

      It’s the Dominica Football Coaches Association that’s bringing down the coaches and not the DFA. DFA helped with some form of sponsorship but the praises should go to the Dominica Football Coaches Association

    • Roseau
      January 31, 2014

      Good point, I hope the appropriate authorities would think like you.

    • Righteous
      January 31, 2014

      On the contrary my friend. Although we need to improve our fields, there are not very many outdoor soccer fields which are artificial. You may find many artificial indoor fields, but these fields are not very forgiving in terms of injuries to soccer players. Let’s keep our natural grass fields, but improve the conditions.

      One Love Dominicans!!!

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