C-License graduates first coaching class in Barbados

CONCACAF’s C- License course participants applying their new acquired knowledge and skills.

CONCACAF concludes its first C-License coaching course, youth football in Barbados strengthened 

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- With the conclusion of CONCACAF’s pilot C-License course in Barbados, the Confederation graduated the first class of coaches solely focused on the development of players between the ages of 13-19.

The program, which took place April 21-28, sets an important milestone for the perpetuation of international coaching licenses within the region.

“We are extremely heartened at being selected as the host country for this inaugural C-License coaching course,” said Edwyn Wood, general secretary of the Barbados Football Association.  “This is testament of our commitment to coaching development and raising the standard of our game in Barbados.  Our coaches were pleased with the knowledge exchanged and we express our sincere thanks to CONCACAF for the opportunity”

The course is the next step in the coaching development process for those who previously earned the CONCACAF D license.

CONCACAF Instructor, Heather Dyche, noted the fruitfulness the first ever CONCACAF C License Course brought to those participating in Barbados, adding that it demonstrated the Confederation’s commitment to developing football and its coaches. Dyche also highlighted the vast effort displayed by the Barbados Football Association and its hard working, professional candidates, whom completed the course while learning valuable information.    

The CONCACAF licensing program offers the region’s coaches and instructors access to the highest quality education programs.  Through these initiatives, the Confederation plays a critical role in assisting its 41 Member Associations to reach their individual development objectives, while delivering a solid platform for growth.