Oct. 15- Former Nepal international and Nepal Police Club assistant coach Hari Khadka is of the view that watching as many matches as possible is the best way for a coach to hone one's skills.
Khadka, who returned home after attaining an advanced B level coaching course from Deutscher Fusball- Bund, says that football is a game of mistakes and the most effective way to hone one's skills is by watching as many matches as possible.
"By watching matches, you get an idea of the various strategies that are being used in the game. It important to put into practice what you have learnt the next day," he says. "We often talk about various formations but in a match the formations are changing from time to time. We must learn that art."
Talent identification is another point that Khadka stresses. Of the various things he learnt in the three-week course, participated by coaches from 29 countries, Khadka was impressed by the German's emphasis on talent identification. He says that it is important to spend more time scouting players from various tournaments and holding a competition between the scouted players.
" When it comes to football development a lot of things depend on easily accessibility to playing grounds. This is where we lack. But whenever we scout players, it is important for us to hold competition between them so we can get the best out of them. This is not a difficult thing to do," says Khadka, who has been given the responsibility of the ANFA U-14 team, which he will take charge after the Tihar holidays.
"We often compare our players, coaches and our success with other teams that we see on television, but we have to realize how much effort they have put in just to get there," he adds.
Khadka is also assisting Nepal head coach Jack Stefanowski in the national team