The Football Association of Ireland launched its Technical Development Plan on Wednesday 23rd June 2004.
The Plan was developed following a wide scale consultation process with all strands of the game and provides a blueprint for the development of football in Ireland into the future.
The Technical Development Plan provides the clearest possible vision of how the FAI, working with the football community in Ireland, can extend its extensive programme of work and transform the way the game is developed into the future.
The plan sets detailed, comprehensive and ambitious targets covering not only the core technical aspects of the game but also player development, personal development as well as social and psychological development.
The main objectives of the plan include:
• Defining a clear pathway for the development of Irish players
• Increasing the quality and quantity of coaches, referees and administrators through an extensive programme of education, training and resources at local, regional and national level
• Increasing grassroots participation • Providing a clear development structure for emerging talent.
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