JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation Sponsorship of JFF Coaching School
JFF COACHING EDUCATION PROGRAMME MAY 2019 TO FEBRUARY 2020
“EXPANDING ITS WINGS TO THE PARISHES AND THE GRASSROOTS”
In the May 2019- February 2020 period, the JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation continued to be the title sponsor for the coaching education programme of the Jamaica Football Federation.
The JMMB/JFF /UTECH Coaching School resumed with a CONCACAF D License course. Thirty (30) Primary school level coaches participated in this course. This course is seeking to tackle coaching certification at the grassroots level.
A ‘Safeguarding Children in Sport Workshop’ was held in June 2019. It was an initiative taken on by the Caribbean School of Sport Sciences.The School partnered with the JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, JFF and Concacaf for the holding of a series of six professional development workshops held across the island. In July the 24th cohort of the JMMB/JFF/UTECH Advanced Level 1 Coaching Course began with twenty-nine (29) coaches from across the island participating. All participants were successful in their exams.
In February 2020, the JFF began its efforts to decentralize its coaching education program with an Advanced Level 1 course beginning in the South Central Zone. The courses were held over four week-ends in three parishes: St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Clarendon. A total of thirty-one (31) coaches participated. This approach of decentralization is aimed at ensuring that coaches involved in the important parish leagues as well as youth development programs at the parish level are exposed to the same level of coaching education.