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Instructors urged to enrol for the DFB International Instructors Course

In its endeavor to upskill and reskill local instructors, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) in partnership with the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the German Federal Foreign Office will this month (24th – 28th May 2021) conduct a virtual DFB International Instructor Course (IIC).  
Aptly tagged ‘DFB International Instructor Course (IIC)’ from the German Football Association, the unique 5-day course is designed to educate instructors of all levels in organized football, as part of the “International Sports Promotion.” 
“It offers practitioners the opportunity to acquire supportive and practice-oriented teaching aids to increase their overall effectiveness of the education they offer. The aim is to link the existing football-specific and interdisciplinary skills of the instructor more strongly with methodical, social and media competencies,” 
Additionally, the IIC focus on the behavior and role of the instructor as a decisive key qualification hence the German Football Association would like to provide those involvd in education and training with further qualifications, thus improving football structures in general. 
The 5-day course will include the following, among others:
Role of an instructor 
Methodological competence 
Social competence 
Football-Specific skills
Media competence, and, 
Inter-Disciplinary skills. 
The BFA will be joined by instructors from the Namibia Football Association, and as a result, number of participants is limited. 
Application process is open for instructors’ interest from 10th – 12th May 2021 and documents to be submitted include Curriculum Vitae (CV), Instructor and coaching certificates as well as a list of courses one has already conducted for BFA. 
All applications should be submitted directly to the BFA Acting Technical Director, Dr. Carolin Braun, and copy to
Requirements: the participants need to have access to a computer during the whole course; a smart phone will not be enough.



The Anti-Doping Agency from the Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sports and Culture today paid a courtesy call on the national U17 teams before they left for the Region 5 Youth Games in Lilongwe.
The agency coordinates anti-doping regulations for all sporting codes in Botswana. Its main objectives include among others scientific and social research, education, investigations and monitoring compliance with the global anti-doping program.
FIFA’s anti‐doping strategy relies on education and prevention. A worldwide network of physicians guarantees doping control procedures that are straightforward and leave no place for cheating. FIFA actively acknowledges its responsibility to protect players from harm and ensure equal chances for all competitors by stringent doping control regulations.

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