China to Train Five Thousand Football Coaches

China to Train Five Thousand Football Coaches
Jul 06, 2015 By eChinacities.com

The Ministry of Education has announced an initiative to train over five thousand football coaches in an effort to strengthen the country's base in the sport.

The initiative is designed to train up to 5,400 football coaches in elementary schools and over two thousand principals to head specialized football training schools, and will last from 2015-2020. The goal is to create a backbone of football coaches that understand the game, are more specialized, and excel at coaching. It is hoped that the level of youth football around the country will improve.

The joint effort is in response to an overall directive issued by China’s State Council. This goes to show that perhaps football isn't just a popular sport, but a national concern.

Source: view.inews.qq.com

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Keywords: Chinese football Chinese soccer

12 Comments

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Guest2781358
comment|62617|309039

Should start hiring coaches from south america

Jul 07, 2015 22:31 Report Abuse

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andyinshenyang
comment|62595|83100

The problem here is who are they gonna get to train the coaches? Unless it's first class coaches from Europe or South America, you can pretty much stop wasting your money!

Jul 07, 2015 11:33 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
comment|62591|43131

poverty, pollution, etc aren't as important....

Jul 07, 2015 09:57 Report Abuse

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RiriRiri
comment|62584|281533

But why not 10.000? Surely it would be twice as much efficient!

Jul 07, 2015 09:34 Report Abuse

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rasklnik
comment|62582|61824

You know what, based on their olympic program (which is the soviet program just with more money) I's say China can dominate pretty much anything except baseball.

Jul 07, 2015 09:03 Report Abuse

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Burak43
comment|62585|291253

Problem is, people in China don't rally do teamwork, despite being a collectivist society. I don't know if throwing more money at it will be enough to solve that.

Jul 07, 2015 09:34 Report Abuse

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hi2u
comment|62580|306639

Just throwing more money at a problem in typical fashion. Where do these 5000 teachers come from? My guess is they are just 5000 average Zhous who themselves do not excel at the sport. Real coaches excelled at the game in their prime.

Jul 07, 2015 08:06 Report Abuse

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nashboroguy
comment|62573|312223

My question is where will these kids play soccer? Cities do not have many soccer venues left. Perhaps they should have made a directive for basketball coaches. Kids love basketball more than soccer.

Jul 06, 2015 22:14 Report Abuse

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jetfire9000
comment|62564|236171

Its going to take a long time for those kids to grow up Into adult players. And it wont even matter cause they will still have to take the gao kao and attend conpulsory english classes all their school life.

Jul 06, 2015 20:39 Report Abuse

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Sinobear
comment|62561|57378

You could add 5400 'real' teachers to teach the youth something useful, but hey, more teams to lose at soccer and increase the amount of people who deride China worldwide is cool, too.

Jul 06, 2015 20:27 Report Abuse

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Burak43
comment|62555|291253

Nice plans there, China, it would be a great shame if some corrupt officials, lazy glory hunters or clueless teachers would ruin them for you.

Jul 06, 2015 18:25 Report Abuse

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Guest2781358
comment|62547|309039

Football, not soccer

Jul 06, 2015 18:10 Report Abuse