MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – A FIFA Futuro III Course for Referee Instructors and Referee Fitness Instructors kicked off Thursday in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and will run through August 13.
FIFA, in conjunction with CONCACAF, is directing the program for 35 participants from the member associations of Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the USA.
Those selected to attend are responsible for the instruction and education of high-level referees and assistant referees in their respective countries.
The sessions are led by Fernando Tresaco, FIFA’s Refereeing Development Senior Manager, while FIFA instructors Peter Prendergast, Hector Vergara and Stanley Darville assist with the technical training. Alan Morgan Brown, a FIFA fitness instructor, is overseeing all aspects related to fitness instruction.
The comprehensive course places specific focus on new training methodologies and tools for technical instruction.
Captain Horace Burrell, CONCACAF Executive Committee Vice President and President of the Jamaica Football Federation, was present for the opening ceremony and gave welcoming remarks.
CONCACAF is also represented by Brian Hall, the confederation’s Head of Refereeing, and Alfredo Whittaker, Head of Refereeing for the Caribbean Football Union.