A five-day Level 1 coaching course, organized by the Liberia Football Coaches Association, LIFOCA, (July 15-19), ended successfully last Saturday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
The course benefitted 40 coaches, drawn from local communities in and around Monrovia.
Lecturers included coaches E. Baffoe, M. Kennedy Musue, Gbobor T. Gblinwon, ex-FIFA referee Alex Nagbo, LIFOCA president Francis Tamba and LFA technical director Henry Browne.
Subjects treated included Brief history of football, coaching philosophy, the coach and coaching, principles and method of coaching, warm-up procedures and basic/complex motor qualities.
Others were coaching plan, skill development, importance of mini-soccer (Small Sided Game-SSG), game understanding (attack), techniques in football, game understanding (defense), and the laws of the game.
There was also practical application of the material at the end of each of the five days. However, the 5th day was devoted to evaluation, which was started before the practical session on the 4th day of the course.
Evaluation as to the participants understanding and application of the course material was conducted following CAF rules and principles.