PIFA’s Coaching Team
The Premier India Football Academy coaching programme is headed by Mr.Nirvan Shah. His football CV includes the following :UEFA “B” licence from the English football association. AIFF Coaches instructor All India Football federation Coach of “I” league team National selector for the school national games Coach of Maharashtra state Boys and Girls team Advisory committee WIFA (Western India Football Association_ Active member of MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) Has done football technical courses at Barcelona and Liverpool FC. Founder of “The PIFA Way”
The PIFA coaching team is a dynamic and dedicated one.. All our coaches have been trained in “The PIFA Way”and have either a B,C or D licence.
Our USPBased on the latest methods of training being used by the best international youth academies in the world Delivered by qualified coaches Holistic approach to football with focus on the game, fitness, nutrition and psychology. All of which make a smarter more efficient player and develop a balanced football mind. Basic, intermediate and advanced courses
We have tied up with the best training academies in the World. The AC Milan Junior Academy-Italy, Coaching Connexions-England, Hristo Stoithkov Academy-Barcelona, Rangers Soccer School-Scotland, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube-Brazil.
Our Track recordProduced 5 players for the Indian National youth football team Produced numerous state football players Has facilitated trials at premiership football academies for talented youth Has sent over 10 children to the US on fully paid sports scholarships Was the only Under 17 youth team from India to be invited by FIFA to South Africa in 2009. Played against Inter Milan.
What we can offer your child ?
Coaching clinics with PIFA coaches.(any time of the year) Coaching clinics with PIFA foreign affiliate coaches. (October, November) Coaching program for the coaches with PIFA education. International tournaments International camps to England, Spain and Italy to our affiliate clubs. National camps to various destinations in India. Football tournaments, skills contests and talent hunts.
The PIFA Way is a tried and tested training programme that is an amalgamation of the best football training methods being used inEurope and UK that have been customised to the Indian child. Results are obvious with the 5 children who have played for the Indian National football team.
PIFA Expert Panel
Mr.Gary Lewis Youth Academy coach at Liverpool Academy Mr.Antonio Sanchez Head of youth Development Catalonia FC Mr.Ian Bateman English FA Lutz Pfannenstiel German Goal Keeping expert
Member of MDFA, WIFA, AIFF, AFC and FIFA.