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About the course:

The course is designed to educate coaches, to plan, organize and deliver training sessions. It aims to train Coaches and develop their basic techniques and skills in football. Coaches are guided to develop and work on their moral behavior and lifestyle. Adequate training is also provided for the protection of children, on and off the field. The course lasts 12 days divided into 2 modules and requires both the Practical and Theoretical sessions. Students are assessed on their Practical coaching abilities, knowledge of the Laws of the Game, and learning and understanding of the Theoretical contents of football during the course.

Mode of Delivery:

  • Module 1: 7 day residential/non-residential component.
  • Followed by a 2 months break
  • Module 2: 5 day residential/non-residential component.
  • Full time-Practical and Theory sessions run during the day and evening including weekends
  • Candidates must attend both course modules.
  • The course involves tasks during the course
  • During 2 months break; off course learning, assignments and log work


  • 3 practical assessments
  • 2 theory exams
  • 1 Laws of the Game (LOTG)

Licensing Criteria:

  • All school tournaments and Hero sub-junior and Hero junior league
  • Hero Sub Junior National Football Championship


  • AIFF license fees Rs. 12,500 + organisational cost to be paid to the WIFA.


  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • AIFF ‘D’ License
  • It is recommended that candidates practice coaching for a minimum of 3 months before applying for ‘C’ in order to gain suitable experience/self-evaluation.
  • Can be fast-tracked by recommendation of Instructor/Head of Coach Education.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Design of training programs to player specific to the development needs of individuals
  • Identification of talent and development towards Elite football
  • Session design and management by integrating tactical and related technical themes
  • Understanding physical conditioning and developing it in a game-related format
  • Holistic themes dealing with ethics, behavior, lifestyle and child protection.