The new programme on FIFA’s technical capacity-building is in line with one vital cornerstone: providing make stronger in an effective method, tailored to the needs of each and every member affiliation. In order to introduce this new way, FIFA has put in combination a complete catalogue of actions and services and products from grassroots to elite stage, for each males’s and girls’s soccer.
“The world of football has changed dramatically over the last few decades, and every country faces its own challenges in coping with these changes. If we want to promote the game worldwide, we must be ready to meet the needs of each territory and each member association. This is the idea behind the programme that offers such a vast array of different possibilities to enhance the capacity of technical staff of each member association,” says FIFA’s Chief Technical Development Officer, Marco van Basten.
Member associations can follow for workshops and mentoring for his or her technical personnel. “First and foremost, we want to focus on reinforcing the skills of those who work for or on behalf of each member association. They can make a difference in the development of football in their own country. The typical refresher courses for coaches and referees in the field will of course still be available. However, it is our intention to eventually make the member associations more independent. With better quality in each member association, this approach will hopefully lead to more sustainable development and growth in all nations,” says FIFA’s Technical Director, Steven Martens.
“In our effort to bring women’s football to the mainstream and double the number of female football players worldwide by 2026, the technical capacity-building programme will be even more significant since there is a bigger gap to bridge,” says FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer, Sarai Bareman.
The procedure is in line with a three-step way:
- Regional actions shall be organised for the member associations’ technical leaders (Technical Directors, Heads of Coaching, Grassroots Football, Women’s Football, and so on.) and instructors to facilitate the alternate of data and absolute best practices, and to supply coaching to those that teach coaches and referees;
- Individual consultancy, steering and mentorship shall be to be had to meet the particular needs of those technical leaders and instructors; and
- Refresher lessons for coaches and referees within the box that specialize in concrete technical demanding situations particular to each and every member affiliation will proceed to be to be had in the intervening time.
“Through this programme, we really want to make an impact on technical leadership by helping reinforce it in each member association. This involves a lot of effort, both from FIFA and the member associations. It is our duty to ensure that member associations are effective and tackle the right needs,” says FIFA’s Technical Director, Steven Martens. “They must make a concrete difference.”
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