BY SAMIE WAIKORI
A four days Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) futsal coaching training is underway for futsal coaches in Malaita Province.
The workshop is being held in Auki and is conducted by Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Futsal Development Officer Jerry Sam.
Sam said the main objective of the training is basically to aid futsal coaches in Malaita understand their roles regarding session planning.
“I do believe that coaches are the key in a team and if they don’t understand session planning there’ll be no training session.
“And this training will also enable coaches to make proper planning when looking after their team.
“It requires that coaches must at all-time plan ahead or prepare for training session with their players,” he said.
Sam emphasised on session planning as the main topic covered by the course and holds a lot of importance in any coaching, either football or futsal because it holds the idea you can tell a team.
The training also covers the roles of coaches.
Sam said the training is level one OFC certificate course and participants are expected to be issued with certificates upon completion.
The training began on Monday and will conclude on Friday 1st May.
Participants attending the workshop include coaches representing various futsal clubs in the province.
The training is being made possible following a request made to SIFF by Malaita Football Association (MFA) due to growing popularity of the sport in the province.