A six-day training camp for coaches of junior football teams kicked off last week at Jinshajiang Primary School in Putuo District. More than 50 coaches and PE teachers in the city are receiving training by Spanish coaches of Barcelona Football Club U11-U12 teams.
Lessons are conducted in a combination of videos and field demos. The Spanish coaches also visited a few football training sites in Shanghai and gave their suggestions for improvement.
Chinese trainees will receive graduation certificates upon completing the training program.
Putuo authorities hope the coach training program can introduce advanced methods for the cultivation of young football talent. Last year, a team of Putuo students went to Spain to join an international tournament.
The district is considering hiring foreign coaches to train junior players and make them more competitive in domestic and international games.