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Danish instructor for football coaching school

Thursday, August 09, 2012    

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FIFA instructor Jan Poulsen will arrive in the island on Sunday to conduct two Advanced Level Two coaching courses in Jamaica.

Jan Poulsen is a Danish football manager with coaching experience in Denmark, Singapore, Armenia, and Tanzania.

The Advanced Level Two course is open to all coaches who have qualified at the Advanced Level One status. At present, coaches at the National Premier League have to be Advanced Level Two certified.

Starting next year, all coaches at the Manning and DaCosta Cup levels will have to be Advanced Level Two qualified to practise.

The first course, which will be held in Classroom 1A43 at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Technology from August 13 to 22, will be the fifth Advanced Level Two course and the 18th overall course since the launch of the JMMB/JFF/UTech Coaching School in 2009.

The second course will be held at GC Foster College (August 23 to September 1) and will be mainly for coaches from St Catherine who have also achieved Advanced Level One status.

All Advanced Level Two courses are under the direction of a FIFA instructor.

There remains a few spaces for the 60 spaces available for the two courses.

The coaching school has as its mandate to raise the quality of coaching standards in the country and to ensure that the rule laid down by the governing body, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), is executed and adhered to.

This rule states that all coaches must meet the stated level of qualification to coach.

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