The 2012 Carling Black Label Coaches Workshop to be hosted by former national team mentor, Pitso Mosimane kicked off yesterday at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus and will run until Sepetmber 7.
Carling Black Label, South Africa’s best-selling beer, has committed to invest
R1-million per year until 2015 towards the development of young and upcoming soccer coachesin South Africa and the Carling Black Label Coaches Workshop forms the core of that commitment..
A total of 36 coaches from the SAB Regional League (3rd division) will be schooled on what it takes to be a modern-day tactician over a four day master-classinvolving intensive theoretical and practical training.. The hope is that participants will take this knowledge back to their communities and help to develop young footballers for the professional ranks.
A host of experts from within South African football and the world of sports science will give presentations on everything from match tactics, planning a training session and the latest trends on modern football, to nutrition, psychology and the principles of leadership.
The aim is to give the 36 coaches as broad an understating of the modern game as possible by introducing them to speakers and subjects that they would not ordinarily be exposed to.
“It is a lot for the coaches to take in, we saw that last year, but our workshop gives them an excellent platform from which to go on and do their SAFA courses and perhaps one day become a professional coach in the Premier Soccer League,” Mosimane says.
“We have managed to bring in the very best experts in their field, many from the University of Johannesburg, to show that there is so much more to preparing a football team than just picking eleven players.
“Coaches have a lot more to think about these days and a lot more science that can be used to help them get the best out of their players. That is what we want to show these coaches. Obviously a part of the course does involve tactical training, but that makes up just a small part.”