TCIFA hosted CONCACAF beach soccer coaching coarse
The Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) hosted a CONCACAF Beach Soccer Coaching Course over the weekend, September 26-28.
The course placed an emphasis on the education of coaches tactically and technically and the promotion of beach soccer throughout the association. The coaching programme is an important part of the TCIFA’s efforts to promote beach soccer. By placing an emphasis on coaching, player and referee education the objective of the course was to educate the participants on Beach Soccer at a grassroots level all the way to international competition.
The three-day beach soccer course was lead by FIFA instructor Eduard Loewen with additional presentations by CONCACAF Beach Soccer Manager Betto Lima. 28 coaches and 7 referees took part in the three-day program. TCIFA believes that the sport of Beach Soccer gives our country the opportunity to compete at the highest level and reach a FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup as we feel we have the talent to compete internationally in the form of the game that has been dominated by Brazil. The coaches and referees on the course will now focus on promoting beach soccer in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
“This course was the first of many planned for 2014-2015, not only as an educational tool for coaches and referees, but it will also be used as an integral part of preparing players for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Qualifiers in 2015” said TCIFA President, Sonia Bien-Aime.