AIFF to conduct the online seminars for coaches amid COVID-19 lockdown

All India Asian Football Federation

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday announced conducting the online seminars in an attempt to keep educating by coaches across the country. There will be three online seminars that will have various methodologies that will help the coaches in charting out further improvements in further training.

A total of 14 instructors from all over the country will be attending the online seminars that will be hosted by of Coach Education, Savio Madeira on April 1, 3 and 8 and the final one taking place on April 16. 

“It’s difficult to be away from the game. But at the same time, the period serves as an opportunity to introspect on what we are doing. We need to find creative solutions, and keep in touch with coaches,” former Indian national team assistant coach Mariano Dias told

“We at AIFF understand the power of the digital world. Technology can connect you with anybody in any corner of the world. Hence, we preferred to walk the path to chalk out plans and working together to bring about radical changes to the Coach Education system in India.”

The major topic of discussion in the meeting was the nitty-gritty of the G License Certificate (the precursor to the Goalkeeping course), AIFF D License and also formed a separate committee to look after, and improving the respective courses. 

“The online sessions have really helped us put on our thinking caps and discuss how we could improve the theory and technical aspects of our coaching modules. The planning of training sessions is an important aspect. We have been able to come up with some creative ways to hold such sessions as well.” Mariano Dias added. 

The other members who were a part of the online seminars included  Shakti Chauhan, Jeddy Almeida, Shekhar Kerkar, Gautam Ghosh, John Kenneth Raj, Caetano Pinho, Bijish Ben, Uttam Negi, Thomas Joseph, Parthasarathy Tulasi, Dinesh Nair, and Gumpe Rime.