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DFA to stage women’s beginners course

The Dominica Football Association (DFA) in its continued quest to promote women’s football on the island is organizing a two-day coaching course.

The course will be facilitated by members of the DFA’s Technical Department and will be held on Friday 26th and 27th March 2021.

The course will target only women who will be trained in various aspects of football coaching. Some of the topics to be covered are the role of the coach, principles of coaching, planning, small-sided games as well as health and safety.

Technical Director of the DFA, Jerome Bardouille, who will serve as a course facilitator, said that the all women’s course will serve to introduce women to football coaching.

“This all women’s course will be an introductory one as we seek to grow women’s football. This will seek to increase the number of ladies serving as coaches on the island and will prepare them to work with the grassroots program,” according to Bardouille, who is tasked with building capacity as it relates to coach education on the island.

Upon successful completion of this beginners’ course, participants will become eligible to participate in regional licensed courses such as the CONCACAF D license course to be hosted later this year.  

The Technical Director is of the opinion that the course will also provide participants with some experience and training needed for higher-level certification.

A number of ladies from communities around the island will be present for this all important drive to elevate women’s football on the island.

Bardouile will be assisted by women’s coordinator Wayne George in delivering the two-day program. Senior national team head coach Rajesh Latchoo, who was expected to serve as a facilitator on this course is not available since he is on duties with the national team in the Dominican Republic.

A minimum of 18 women are expected to attend the two-day session which will take place at the Patrick John Football House at Bath Estate.

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