Coach Education plays an integral part in the development structure of football in the country. No matter how many matches one has played at the highest level, Coach Education adds to his/her experience and gives him/her the finer details in coaching. Coach Education ensures the future quality of football, which lies to a large extent in the hands of qualified coaches, who play a vital role in the development of players and the game. It provides a coach with the appropriate tools and knowledge for his/her development to become a professional in the World of Football.
AFC’s Coach Education activities started in 1989 when the Confederation established its Technical Department and put it in charge of all Coach Education affairs. The AFC Coach Licencing Scheme was introduced in phases, with the first ‘C’ Licence course delivered in 1994. Following the ‘C’ course, the ‘B’ and ‘A’ Licence courses were introduced in 1996 and 1997 respectively.
The WIFA organizes various levels of Certification/Diplomas offered by the AIFF/AFC Coach Education to cater to the needs of mainstream courses: