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About the course:

The course is designed to educate Coaches in tactical and technical requirements, leadership qualities, management, player identification, and teaching physiological and psychological needs of the player. Duration of the course is 24 days divided into 3 modules. This course is for Coaches who already have the AFC ‘B’ certificate.

Mode of Delivery:

  • Module 1: 9 day residential/non-residential component
  • Followed by a 2-month break
  • Module 2: 9 day residential/non-residential component.
  • Followed by a 2-months break
  • Module 3: 6 day residential/non-residential component.
  • Candidates must attend all 3 modules


  • Module 1: No assessments
  • Module 2: 1 practical assessment
  • Module 3: 2 practical assessments, 2 theory exams, 1 dissertation
  • Written Exam
  • Prepare Logbook during the course
  • Session Planning task
  • Annual Planning task.

Licensing Criteria:

  • Hero I League
  • HOD Youth teams
  • Sr. National teams


  • AIFF license fees Rs. 25,000 + organisational cost to be paid to the WIFA.


  • Minimum 22 years of age
  • AFC ‘B’ Diploma
  • It is recommended that candidates practice coaching for a minimum of 1 year before applying for ‘A’ in order to gain suitable experience/self-evaluation
  • Recommended to coach a club

Learning Outcomes:

  • Difference between coaching during training and matches to develop competencies in both
  • Individualized coaching styles, methods and approaches to create a unique career profile
  • Understanding and management of different tactical formations and applied game styles
  • Leadership qualities through People management, Communication & Psychology on and off the Pitch
  • The future of football, existing game styles and it’s history and how it impacts our coaching practices
  • Advanced player identification and selection leading to team building, cohesion and tactical choices