Youth football: Goa Super Cup to feature innovative coaches' conclave

Goa Super Cup
The youth tournament, organised by Football School of India, will see youth team coaches from different parts of the country mingle with the best

Goa Super Cup (GSC), one of India’s premier youth football tournament organised under the aegis of Football School of India (an academy founded by ex-international footballers), is set to commence on 11th May 2017. 

Apart from a plethora of youth teams from all over the country participating in six different age group tournaments, GSC also offers the coaches a chance to interact and learn with the best in business. 

Apart from school teams from various different age-groups, the GSC will also feature an Elite division where the youth teams of established clubs like Ozone FC, Dempo SC and the likes will compete with each other. The tournament will also feature three teams from two schools in the United Arab Emirates. 

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Shanmugam Venkatesh, a former Indian international who is currently the assistant coach of the Indian national team, is expected to be present at the conclave. All India Football Federation (AIFF) Elite Academy coach Floyd Pinto and former Indian player Abhishek Yadav are also expected to grace the conclave with their presence. 

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With coaches who are experienced and highly trained in developing young footballers present together, this is a great opportunity for coaches from lesser-known schools to gain an insight into youth coaching. 

Vaishali Sanas, Head of GSC, said, "We want to establish this tournament as an avenue not only for the young players but also for the coaches. They will share knowledge and learn from people like Venkatesh and Floyd Pinto. Moreover, with panel discussions planned, they will get an insight into the technical aspects of coaching, which can only help the development of the kids who are under these coaches." 

It could also serve as a motivation for coaches to get their team performing well in the Goa Super Cup (GSC) and get noticed by the stalwarts in Indian football.