Southampton FC to conduct Coach Education in India
Southampton FC to conduct Coach Education in India

Southampton FC to conduct Coach Education in India

Southampton FC is set to tour India for the first time since announcing its partnership with Thane City FC. The Saints will tour India with the Thane club in September to conduct Coach Education workshops in New Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai. The workshops will be led by Andy Martino, Football Development Manager at Southampton FC.

Andy boasts an experience of over 25 years with the English club and has been a crucial part in making the Southampton FC academy one of the best in the world. He has trained world-class players in James Ward-Prowse, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Luke Shaw, and Ben White among many others. Andy who also serves the FA as a UEFA B Licence Instructor has been mentoring coaches across the world. To exchange knowledge with coaches in India, Andy said, “This is our first tour to India and we are really excited to know more about the Football structure. Really looking forward to interacting with the coaches, players, and parents during this trip”

Andy Martino Coach Educator

The Coach Education Workshops will focus on Transitioning from Under 9s to Under 15s, a crucial stage in the development of young players, and will cover the following topics:

  • Creating Your Own Identity:
    • Defining Coaching and Playing philosophies
    • Coaching Attributes
  • Player-Centric approach:
    • The Four Corners – Long Term Player Development Plan
    • Managing Different Abilities
    • What Impacts of Player Development?
  • Coaching with Intent:
    • The Planning
    • Delivery
    • Reflections

Thane City FC and Southampton FC will also conduct a webinar in October 2022 to follow up on the coaches’ learnings from the workshops and gain valuable feedback. Coaches who successfully complete the workshop will be awarded 3 AIFF CPD Points*, Certificate from Southampton FC along with some club Merchandise.
*AIFF CPD Points for AFC “C” and AFC “B” license coaches only.

1. New Delhi – 14th November 2022: Radisson Blu, Aerocity
2. Bangalore – 16th November 2022: Padukone-Dravid Centre of Sports Excellence
3. Mumbai – 17th November 2022: Hotel Peninsula Grand, Saki Naka

Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fees for the Course:
Course Fee: Rs. 5,499 + GST (Rs. 6,489)

Link for Interested Coaches to Register

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