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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
BFCA Announces Upcoming Courses

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The Bermuda Football Coaches Association (BFCA) have announced the schedule for the upcoming UEFA equivalent “C” license and the newly offered “Intro to Coaching” courses to be offered for 2018.

A spokesperson said, “Coaches will have the opportunity to participate in coaching education that will allow them to meet the criteria and standards of the coach licensing policy set by the Bermuda Football Association (BFA).

“This policy will come into effect on August 31st for the 2018-2019 season. The licensing policy will require coaches to possess a minimum required level of coach education to qualify to coach at respective age levels. Presently the BFCA is the only organization offering ongoing coaching education opportunities for football coaches in Bermuda.

“The UEFA equivalent “C License” is a two part course equaling a total of 40 hours which is led by Jacques Crevoisier, along with three Bermuda Coach Educators, and comprises classroom and on-field sessions, with individual assessments held at the end of the course. The course is sanctioned by the Bermuda Football Association (BFA).

“Jacques coached for the French Football Federation at Clairefontaine, winning the under 18 European Championship in 2000, and was a UEFA Senior Director for the Technical Department. He was also the first team coach at Liverpool FC from 2001 to 2003. The “C License” course dates are set for March 6th – 13th, 2018 and September 18th – 24th, 2018. Both parts of the course will be conducted at the National Sports Center.

“The “Into to Coaching” course is a new course offering for 2018, and is geared toward Parents, Team Managers, PE Teachers, Current & former players who are new to coaching; and existing coaches, especially U7-U11, who have not had any formal coaching education.

“This two weekend course equaling a total of 12 hours will be led by UEFA B qualified coach educators from the BFCA, and comprises classroom and on-field sessions, with individual assessments held at the end of the course.

“The course curriculum has been developed by Jacques Crevoisier, who will assist with the training and development of the coach educators. The first course date is set for May 5th – 6th, 2018 and May 12th – 13th, 2018. The venue for the course will be confirmed in coming weeks.

“Registration for both courses is now open. To register for courses or to request more information interested persons can email coacheucation@bfca.bm .

BFCA Vice President, Maceo Dill, who also serves as the course manager for the “C License” commented, “We are pleased this will be the sixth annual course offering for the BFCA UEFA equivalent C license, which has seen over 120 coaches’ gain coaching education.

“The addition of the Intro to Coaching course will provide an entry point for the coach education process that will prepare the candidate for the gradual progression to move up through the coaching education pathway. For those coaches who aspire toward it, they can develop the knowledge and skills sets to be ready to try and obtain the much respected and coveted UEFA B license offered by the Scottish FA in partnership with the BFCA.

“The dialogue and working relationship with the Bermuda Football Association allows us to ensure that collectively we can raise the standard of coaching on the island by creating a culture of football in Bermuda that is providing a high quality of recognized coaching education courses from the BFCA, in conjunction with meeting standards and criteria that have been set by the BFA to ensure our players are getting a solid foundation of instruction to be better prepared.”
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