By Stella Kabruk
Kaduna, Nov.3, 2020 The Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), on Tuesday in Kaduna, commenced the training of 42 grassroots football coaches drawn from states in the North-West.
Abdulrazak Usman, the National Organising Secretary of YSFON, said the training was aimed at improving the technical ability of the coaches, and adding value to grassroots coaching.
Usman also said that it would equip them with modern techniques and knowledge on talent hunt and management.
He said that the programme would take place in the six geo-political zones of the country.
” We found out that for us to get it right, we need the coaches in the grassroots because some of them have no idea of the coaching system.
” If the foundation is wrong, we will all get it wrong and that is why we are doing this training under our programme tagged `train the trainer,“he said.
Usman said the programme would add value to grassroots coaching in the zone, adding that certificates of participation would be given to participants at the end of the training.
He said the training would focus on the principle of coaching, emphasis on grassroots coaching, talents identification and management, laws of the game, psychology of coaching, first aid and nutrition, among others