FIFA Futuro II courses scheduled for six CONCACAF members in 1999

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FIFA Futuro II courses will be conducted in six CONCACAF member countries, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago in 1999. Futuro II, the FIFA/Coca Cola Education Programme 1997-2000, is a comprehensive multidiscipline program encompassing the following subjects: sports administration, coaching, refereeing and sports medicine.

Education and training is provided to coaches, administrators, doctors, referees, and coordinators at no cost to the host association. In a typical course, FIFA provides four highly qualified FIFA Instructors over a period of a week, supplying teaching manuals, teaching materials (statutes, regulations, "Laws of the Game" pamphlets, medical guides for referees, videos and referee whistles), and soccer equipment from FIFA official sponsor Adidas.

Host associations are responsible for the selection of the participants (not to exceed 45 people) all of whom must meet a strict criteria; the arrangement of suitable accommodations and training facilities for the theory briefings and practical sessions; local transportation; interpreters, if necessary; the availability of a high-ranking national youth team to back up the lessons with practical demonstrations.

The program's basic aim is that the technicians, referees, administrators and sports physicians who have the privilege of attending undertake to subsequently disseminate the acquired know-how throughout the country.