In Mumbai, the AIFF E Certificate Course for Hearing Impaired Coaches comes to a close

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On Thursday, March 30, 2023, Navi Mumbai played host to the first AIFF “E” Certificate Training for Hearing Impaired Coaches.

The training has 21 students, all of whom are active football coaches with the Indian Organization Slum Soccer. Reliance Foundation Young Champions’ training facilities hosted the workshop. Moreover, additional financial support was donated to deliver the four-day programme.

DeafKidz International with the support of Comic Relief and Reliance Foundation sponsored for this certification course. At Navi Mumbai, Shailesh Karkera, Senior Manager, Grassroots – AIFF Technical Dept. & AFC Grassroots Technical Panel Member, coached 20 Nagpur participants on fundamental skills like as passing, dribbling, controlling, and so on. Additionally, the training conducted at the facilities of the Reliance Foundation Young Champs Academy also focused on other essential aspects of coaching such as planning a football session, organising tournaments, roles and responsibilities of a coach, first aid and Do’s and Don’ts under the AIFF.

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Shailesh Karkera is AIFF Senior Manager. He is also a Grassroots and Lead Coach Educator. He led the workshop with the help of two experienced Indian sign language interpreters from Slum Soccer.

The AIFF also supplied additional support in the shape of equipment and 20 footballs to ensure the course ran well.

The AIFF ‘E’ Certificate is a grassroots level coaching training. Moreover, as part of its Coach Education programme to anybody interested in coaching. Participants attend practical and theory workshops that focus on teaching youngsters aged 6 to 12, which FIFA classifies as “Children’s Football.”

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