One of the lectures during the two-week ‘C’ License coaching course held on August 7-20, 2016 at the Gladiola Center. This was co-organized by AFC, PFF and BSU.
Benguet State University in partnership with the Asian Football Confederation and Philippine Football Federation organized a two-week ‘C’ License coaching course from August 7-20, 2016. There were 28 participants to the course from NCR, Manila, Tarlac, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, Olongapo and CDO.
According to head trainer Leticia C. Bautista, a coach with a ‘C’ License may coach a grassroots or high school team in any country in Asia. The licensing course consists of three practical and two theoretical assessments based on the standards of the AFC and PFF. Coach Bautista confirmed that it is possible that not all of the participants will be able to have the ‘C’ License.
Coach Bautista believes that the licensing course can help Philippine football by producing coaches who are properly educated and practicing.
“Once coaches are properly educated and practicing, definitely, we will produce quality players for the national team and if the national team is doing well, it will spur national interest in the sport,” she said. Coach Bautista leads the Philippine Women Football Team, “Malditas”.
Coaches in BSU who are ‘C’ Licensed include Frael Aquino of the BSU Secondary Laboratory School and also of the PFF Board of Governors, Cesar Balacwid of IHK, Ryan Batinay of CHET, Martes Dionisio of CTE, and Ma. Lourdes Obidos. The course is offered every year since 1997.