AFC Coaching Course Held in DPRK

Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) — The AFC (Asian Football Confederation) “C” license award coaching course took place in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The course focused on the practical problems arising in football teaching and training guidance, and it was attended by coaches of the sports teams and instructors from juvenile sports schools and football classes in the city of Pyongyang.
In this regard, KCNA had an interview with Kim Yong Gil, a lecturer of AFC, and Kim Jin Guk, a coach of the April 25 Sports Team.
Journalist: Would you tell about the recent course?
Kim Yong Gil: The course was given, divided into theoretical and practical sections, under a teaching plan worked out in accordance with an outline from AFC and the country’s specific conditions.
The theoretical section dealt with the scientific and theoretical problems coaches and instructors should refer to in their teaching and training guidance. And the practical section made the participants get a deep understanding of what they learned in theoretical lecture, seeing performances of players from sports teams or schools.
Journalist: What’s your impression of the course?
Kim Jin Guk: The course was of great help in improving the qualities of football coaches and instructors. I learnt a lot of things, such as the three important factors in the basic technical education and the principles to be abided by in attack and defence.