As of September 1, 2014 coaches who wish to ply their trade in Jamaica Football Federation sanctioned competitions must be licensed by the local governing body.
This was among the major announcement made by JFF boss Captain Horace Burrell during the graduation exercises at the JFF offices for over 70 local coaches who participated in the JMMB/JFF/UTech Coaching School in 2013.
Burrell revealed that coaches wishing to coach at even the school boy level must possess a license.
The move requires that all head coaches and assistant coaches at preparatory and primary schools, parish leagues, Intercol and women leagues must possess a JFF Advance Level 1 license or its equivalent, while head coaches and assistant coaches must have a JFF Advance Level 2 license or its equivalent at the Premier League and high school level.
The licensing period will span from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2016 and is renewable biennially.
In addition all licensed coaches will have to complete eight hours of refresher courses per year, beginning in 2014 before the license can be renewed and of this 8 hours, at least four must be a JFF conducted course.
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