The South African Football Association (SAFA) has launched the second edition of the Level 3 Pro Licence Coaching Course. The launch took place on Monday, 16 January 2012 in Pretoria.
The SAFA Level 3 Pro Licence carries the highest coaching qualification in the country that prepares participants to work professionally at the highest level of football as coaches, instructors and youth development directors.
The first ever Level 3 Pro Licence Coaching course offered in the country saw thirty-three professional coaches being awarded their coaching certificates last year.
The high level coaching course will be conducted over a period of 70 days, divided into seven different phases that will cover various aspects of high level coaching.
Phase 1 from 16 - 29 January 2012 -Tactical training and Modern Match Analysis
Phase 2 from 6 - 15 February 2012 - Modern Match Analysis
Phase 3 from 27 Feb - 7 March 2012 - Physical training and Sports Science
Phase 4 from 10 - 19 April 2012 - Psychology and football training (Mental skill training)
Phase 5 from 5 - 10 May 2012 - Pedagogic - teaching as an instructor, Youth Development and technical training
Phase 6 from 21 - 30 May May 2012 - Integration of all different coaching modules
Phase 7 from 4 - 13 June 2012 - Examination and Closure
After reviewing the first Level 3 Coaching Course that started in March last year, the SAFA Coaching Education department added one more phase to the course (Integration of all different coaching modules) to allow the participants to incorporate all coaching modules before the examination and assessment at the end of the course.
The first phase of the course will also include a three day-long Elite Talent Identification Development Workshop that will take place between 25 - 27 January at the Southern Sun hotel in Pretoria (Cnr Beatrix and Church streets).
Thirty-two additional coaches from PSL Clubs (Premier and First Division) have been invited to take part in the workshop.
The Elite Talent Development workshop is being directly supported by the German Football Association (DFB). The DFB will send two instructors, Joerg Daniel and Thorsten Becht, who will share details of the “DFB Talent Development Concept” which came into being about 12 years ago. Many of the young German National team players are a direct product of this talent development concept.
Of the fifty-two (52) applicants that applied for the course, only twenty-eight (28) have been accepted after successfully completing the Aptitude and Selection Test conducted under the auspices of selected SAFA instructors at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria last year.
Among the twenty-eight participants selected for the Level 3 coaching course are, Solly Luvhengo, Ian Palmer and Ian Gorowa to name a few.
"You are taking a giant leap into the world of coaching, and I want to thank you for being here because a country that does not have a sound education system in terms of development will not go anywhere. With this course, just like last year's, we are adding to the think tank of South African football, and you are the people who will give direction," said SAFA Technical Director Serame Letsoaka.
Applicants of the Level 3 Pro Licence Course are required to have a SAFA Level 2 coaching certificate or an equivalent international qualification (e.g. UEFA A).
"Our goal is to solidify the gains made by hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Let me point out though that great vision, having qualified personnel, proper planning and great players, are not a guarantee that one would dominate the world as we are living in a competitive world. But with a solid base of highly qualified personnel, we are guaranteed to achieve sustainable success in the not too distant future," said SAFA NEC member Xolani Mtumtum.
Guest lectureres from around the country have been invited to offer tutorship to the participants over the next seventy days. The course will be conducted by the Director of coaching education at SAFA, Michael Nees together with SAFA instructors; Steve Coetzee, Frans Mogashoa and Urban de Kock.
List of participants:
1. Shakes Mashaba (SA U23)
2. Sheldon Roux (Durban Classic)
3. Augustine Makalakalane (North West University)
4. Kaitano Tembo (Supersport United)
5. Selaotse Mosala (Tuks)
6. Steven Bezuidenhout (Westville United Football Academy)
7. Dylan Deane (SAFA Western Cape U20)
8. Roscoe Krieling (Under 14 Western Cape)
9. Alan Clark (Sandton Academy)
10. Karabo Mogudi (Wits University)
11. Allan Freeze (Platinum Stars Development)
12. Klaas-Jan Top (Tiger Kloof Educational Trust)
13. Thomas Nare (Mamelodi Sundowns)
14. Richard Lovell (Diambars Football Academy)
15. Cameron Cox (Diambars Football Academy)
16. Fabian Randalls (Mamelodi Sundowns Youth)
17. Scelo Qwabe (Thanda Academy, KZN)
18. Calvin Johnson (Royal Bafokeng Academy)
19. Ian Palmer (Maritzaburg United)
20. Ian Gorowa Mamelodi Sundowns)
21. Tracy Pepper (Broga Academy)
22. Anna Monate (SA U17 Women)
23. Rulani Mokwena (Mamelodi Sundowns Youth)
24. Martin Donald Mojaki (SAFA Francis Baard region, Head Coach)
25. Brandon Truter (Cape Town All Stars)
26. Themba Ngwenya (Mamelodi Sundowns Development)
27. Solly Luvhengo (SA U20 Men)
28. Edwin Johannes (SASFA)