Goalkeepers in Samoa and American Samoa are set to reap the long-term benefits of a week in the presence of one of Oceania’s leading former goalkeepers as a FIFA Goalkeeper Coaching Course got underway today.
A total of 25 participants from Upolu and Savaii in Samoa as well as a collection of participants from the neighbouring island of American Samoa are taking part in the four-day workshop being facilitated by FIFA Instructor and former All Whites keeper James Bannatyne.
FFS Technical Director Martin Tamasese said the course will be ideal for coaches wanting to improve the performance of their goalkeepers.
“It’s n opportunity for these coaches to develop and improve goalkeeper’s techniques as well as plan, prepare and progress technical practices,” he said.
The FIFA course is the third coach development programme offered to Samoa’s registered club coaches this year through FIFA, and Tamasese said there is one key reason for offering these opportunities.
“The main purpose is to expose our local coaches to as many educational courses as we possible can each and every year in order to aid their development, and in turn that of the players across the country,” Tamasese explained.
The course is being held at FFS Headquarters in Tuana’imato from 19-21 October.
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