Soc­cer coaches, refs to get more train­ing

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

ref­eree train­ing, which is crit­i­cal to im­prov­ing the stan­dard of ref­er­ees.”

Fol­low­ing a plan un­veiled by the con­fed­er­a­tion last week to pro­fes­sion­al­ize ref­er­ees as early as next year, the con­fed­er­a­tion is pre­pared to send of­fi­ci­at­ing ex­perts for ex­changes and train­ing events in China on a more reg­u­lar ba­sis, Wind­sor said.

Most of China’s ref­er­ees serv­ing do­mes­tic leagues are part-time of­fi­cials with jobs as col­lege teach­ers or coaches.

A sys­tem in which ref­er­ees would work full-time — and with de­cent in­come and trans­par­ent as­sess­ments — would im­prove the qual­ity of the game, said Huang Shi­wei, spokes­woman of the CFA.

A coach­ing con­ven­tion with the CFA will be signed at the end of 2017 to au­tho­rize China to or­ga­nize AFC-cer­tifi­cated coach train­ing cour­ses cus­tom­ized based on its own sit­u­a­tion, Wind­sor said.

“As you em­bark on a big plan through 2050, you need a lot of coaches. This con­ven­tion comes at a good time for China to start pro­duc­ing top coaches on its own, not re­ly­ing on AFC’s pro­grams,” he said.

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