The FFB is doing more than training young players, they are also working on equipping coaches with necessary training and experience to work with young players and harvest their skills to a professional level. We saw the grassroots program, which aims to train coaches to work with kids six to twelve begin a couple of weeks ago and on Tuesday we saw another such initiative take place which aimed to train coaches to work with kids thirteen and up.
“From the time we took over the Federation, we’re geared towards training coaches to train our young players. We’re building from bottom up. Also we need to prepare our young players for the future. So we’re hoping that in the next ten years, Belize will become competitive, not only in the region but also in the world. That’s what we’re aiming for, and for this reason we’re investing in coaches, so we’re preparing coaches for the future.
Every coach has to be able to demonstrate to his or her players. If you notice, there’s a female on the field as well. Every coach must be able to demonstrate what he wants his players to do on the football field.”
It is apparent that the federation, under the new administration, is making some major investments. Another area in which monies are being spent is the infrastructure of the football stadium as it pertains to bleachers, field, lights, bathrooms and changing rooms. But with all those monies being spent, the Federation still seems to not have enough money to pay the National Selection of Belize who played during the Gold Cup Qualifiers last year.