Jammu and Kashmir’s only internationally recognized football coach Sajid Yusuf Dar has earned another honor after FIFA appointed him as the mentor of its ‘Coach Educator Development Pathway Project’.
Around 20 coach teachers from across the country will participate. There will be 5 to 6 Coach Educator Developers who will mentor the participants throughout the course.
The Kashmir University football coach and the only internationally recognized football coach from Jammu and Kashmir will be one of the consultants for the project.
The project has four phases.
Stage one is going to be e-learning which is already underway and after that online course will be conducted in October.
The third phase of the project will be an onsite consultation of participants in Goa in November and the fourth phase will be individual mentorship of coach teachers.
FIFA is focusing on the development of domestic coach teachers which will eventually help member associations develop more qualified coaches.
Sajid has been helping All India Football Federation in various coach education programs as a teacher after finishing his stint as head coach of the Indian youth team and senior Indian women’s national football team apart from his regular job at Kashmir University .
Sajid is currently an AIFF D and AFC C Licensed Coach Educator and has conducted more than 20 Coach Education Programs across the country. Recently he has also been upgraded as AFC B License Coach Educator and assisted Mariano Dias in AFC B License held in Bhubaneswar Odisha.