SAFA hosts CAF Zonal Women Instructors Course

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is organising a Zonal Women Instructor course for the COSAFA region, which will be hosted by South Africa.

This will take place from 5 11 March 2020 at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton.

The objective of the course is to introduce new female instructors to the region, build women instructor capacities and benefit from those instructors to develop women’s football in the COSAFA region.

In light of that, the CAF Development Division requested each Member Association in the COSAFA region to nominate two candidates for the course the nominees, however, had to have high-level coaching experience and knowledge of football (i.e. coached/coaching at Top League of MA or National Team).

Nineteen (19) participants have confirmed their attendance, and Constance Whitebooi and Leah Sweetness Masango will represent South Africa.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

Management of a Women Team

Reality-based learning and evaluation procedures

Profile and role of the instructor

Match analysis during and after

Team Programming in season/out of season

Talent identification

Case study: Women’s Football in COSAFA

Strategy Presentation

Player Development

Age-specific requirements for training

Match day Management

Formations/Playing systems

Characteristics of a good leader/coach

Psychology in Youth Football

The instructors of the course have vast knowledge of the game and they include Sue Destombes; Fran Hilton-Smith; Sheryl Botes; Jacqueline Shipanga and Raul Chipenda.

NB: THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE VENUE, STARTING FROM 09h00 to 10h00.

Source: South Africa Football Association