Courses will keep coaches on the ball

The Cayman Islands Football Association has planned another busy calendar of courses to provide certification opportunities to coaches, team medical personnel and administrators. 

The calendar kicks off with a FIFA Grassroots coaching course in Cayman Brac from March 24-30. Registrants include local teachers, football coaches and administrators and Grassroots coach-educators. The group of 30 will also be required to undertake darkness to light anti-abuse training. 

“CIFA is committed to ensuring coaches and administrators have every opportunity to develop the skills necessary to raise standards both on and off the field,” said first vice-president Bruce Blake. “In addition to first aid, anti-abuse, and Grassroots and “D” License coaching courses – which are mandatory – CIFA has also arranged for instruction on fitness, nutrition, club management, refereeing, women’s football, goalkeeping and sports medicine.” 

CIFA’s 2015-16 club licensing regime comes into effect on 1 Sept. and will enforce higher levels of training and certification in football education and administration. 


Bruce Blake