BFF Grassroots Coaching Course
Age Category: 5-12 years
This is a preparatory course conducted mainly by Bhutan Football Federation. Introductory courses are educational means, used as a ‘recruitment’ tool to select promising future Coaches for the BFF ‘C’ Coaching Certificate and to provide Bhutan with a substantial number of Coaches required at the grassroots level. These courses are conducted under the sole responsibility of the BFF.
BFF-AFC ‘C’ Diploma Coaching Course
Age Category: 9-13 years
The course aims to train Coaches and develop their basic techniques and skills in football. It is designed to teach the Coaches to organize, direct and conduct basic coaching practices especially targeting young players. The course lasts 12 days and requires a minimum of 88 hours of study time for both the Practical and Theoretical sessions. In the final examination, students will be assessed on their Practical coaching abilities, knowledge of the Laws of the Game, and learning and understanding of the Theoretical contents of football.
BFF-AFC ‘B’ Diploma Coaching Course
Age Category: 14-19 years
This course is for Coaches who already have the ‘C’ Certificate. The course is designed to educate Coaches in the advanced techniques and skills of the game, and to help them develop a better understanding of individual or groups of players, tactics and the mental requirements of the game. The duration of the course is 20 days, containing more than 107 hours of Theoretical and Practical contents. The examination focuses on the Coaches’ Practical coaching abilities, knowledge and understanding of the Theoretical contents of the game, in addition to a brief presentation of a dissertation topic in front of the class.
BFF-AFC ‘A’ Diploma Course
Age Category: 19 and above
This course is for Coaches who hold both the ‘C’ and ‘B’ Coaching Certificates. Selection of participants is based only on the recommendation of the instructors. The duration of the course is 27 days, with a minimum of 148 hours. The course is designed to educate Coaches in tactical and advanced technical requirements of teams and team management. Teachings of the physiological and psychological needs of the players are part of the module, and are important to enhance the Coaches’ understanding of the game at this level. Students are examined on the Practical and Theoretical aspects of the game, and are required to submit and present a dissertation.
AFC Professional Diploma Coaching Course
This course is for Coaches who hold the ‘A’ Coaching Certificate as a minimum requirement. It is designed to teach the highest and latest standards for Club and National Team levels. The course aims at producing Coaches at the highest level and identifying future Instructors. It is a complex course that consists of 4 modules, with a total duration of at least 380 hours.
AFC Conditioning Coaching Courses
- This course is part of AFC’s Specialized Courses.
- Its importance grows as the nature of the game changes constantly and incorporates more physical aspects than it did in the past. The minimum qualification for all candidates is the AFC ‘B’ Coaching Certificate with a minimum of one year of coaching experience. The course aims at creating a panel of AFC Conditioning trainers and encouraging them to apply their skills in the physical training of teams.
- covers Practical and Theoretical sessions, and requires Club attachments abroad and/or a Club/team attachment usually at the country of origin of each student with log book entries of training sessions, results, match analyses and comments. Further requirements include the submission of a dissertation of a minimum of 5000 words on a given topic, final examination on the Theoretical and Practical aspects of football, and an Oral examination.
- For countries participating in the Asian Champions League, AFC offers a special Professional Diploma course (compact course) that requires a minimum of 220 hours.
BFF Basic Goal Keeping Course
Goalkeepers are of great importance for the outcome of the game. The course will focus on making a ladder in goalkeepers’ careers as a goal keeper coach in the future after their playing career. To educate and develop more qualified goalkeeper coaches for the academies and clubs so that coaches can train goalkeepers in a professional way in their respective clubs. The course is designed to deliver basic course in order to improve the overall standards of the game.