Bermuda Football Association’s Technical Development Director Maurice Lowe was in attendance this week as the CONCACAF Development Department has teamed up with the English FA to deliver the CONCACAF/English FA Coach Education Mentorship Program, which is designed to target leaders of coach education within the Confederation’s Member Associations.
In order to fully develop skills and knowledge in mentoring, the Program consists of four phases, beginning with a four-day workshop that kicked off on Monday in Miami, Florida and that will run through Thursday, November 7th.
Participants from 21 different Member Associations including Lowe from Bermuda are attending the workshop, which is being led by Les Howie (Head of Grassroots Delivery) and Steve Smithies (Regional Coach Mentor Officer) from the English FA.
This new initiative formed by CONCACAF and the English FA is part of the Development Department’s broader strategy to facilitate the development of independent coach education structures within CONCACAF’s Member Associations, further enhancing the foundation of CONCACAF’s Train The Trainer Program that was launched in 2017.
The English FA’s experts will continue to provide mentorship through remote interactions with CONCACAF elite coach educators, who will then mentor the leaders of coach education in the Member Associations.
Scheduled to run until June 2020, the leaders of coach education from each Member Association will be expected to complete the assigned tasks of developing and implementing mentorship programs. This in turn will support the development of coached within their respective Member Associations.