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Thursday, August 30, 2018
BFCA Candidates Successfully Complete D License Course

BFCA President Richard Todd
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The Bermuda Football Coaches Association (BFCA) announced that an additional 23 coaches successfully completed the Introduction to Coaching course recently.

The course, which was delivered by UEFA B license coach educators from the BFCA, helps to qualify the coaches for the Bermuda Football Association D License required to coach youth teams from Under 7 to Under 9 Age levels.

The BFA coach licensing policy will come into effect on August 31st, 2018 and mandates that all coaches must be licensed at required levels for specific age groups.

The Intro to Coaching is a new course offering from the BFCA and includes 15 hours of classroom theory and practical field sessions delivered over two weekend. The coaches were provided with information focused on the characteristics and development needs of the grassroots player, including; The Role of the Coach, How Players Learn, Planning the Session and What to Coach, The Use of Small Sided Games, and Developing Parental Relationships.

The practical field sessions helped the coaching refine their skills of delivering objective focused sessions, the layout and organization of the session, and the key points for delivery of an effective session with young players. During the course the candidates were given the opportunity to experience involvement in sessions conducted by their peers, before working with young players to deliver their sample sessions. Demonstrations and examples of model sessions were also provided by the coach educators.

The course was led by BFCA coach educators Andrew Bascome, Maurice Lowe, Richard Todd and Dennis Brown. To date 78 coaches have completed the course between June and August.

August 2018 Intro to Coaching Course Candidates: Kendin Basden, Chris Thompson, Christen Lugo, Tiffany Hayward, Jamal Salaam, Matthew Moreno, Frederick Eatherly, Wendell Hunt, Joseph Carolo, Nicoy Anglin, Pierre Smith, Nasir Wade, Russ Ford, Kentoine Jennings, Jemeiko Jennings, Karyn Shapiro, Robert Wilson, Dmitri Butterfield, Mark Field, Jennifer Wellman, Philando Hill, Nadir Wade, Kamran Harvey.

June 2018 Intro To Coaching Course Candidates: Sam Glazebrook, Shawnette Burgess, Jamal Hart, Gavin Thomason, Seion Darrell, Greame Henderson, Mikey Lambe, Dijaun Simons, Shuyab Nasir, Adam Adamson, Raymond Glasford, Winston Paynter, Brian Bradshaw, Milton Jones, Michelle Smith, Jermaine Postlewaite, Quincy Aberdeen, Ian Simmons, Zeon Robinson, Shannon Deshields, Bernalle Tankard, Vashun Blanchette, Khyry Furbert, Leo Burgess, Jaellan Greaves, Tracee Seymour, Jaz Rattray-Smith, Devon Brangman, Joshua Butterfield, Angelo Curtis, Sherwin Jones, Vashon Martin, Shakir Robinson, Zeiko White, Alshia Lugo.
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