AIFF Academy Certification Program

AIFF aims to set a standard of Youth development model in the country by launching Academy Certification Program. AIFF has developed a set of criteria on which the academies will be assessed and certified and they will be given a rating as per the points gained on the criteria.
Certification criteria will majorly base on coaching staffs and their qualification, facilities, youth development, training schedule and sessions, curriculum, scouting network, medical, schooling, accommodation (if residential), travelling and kitting. Based on the numbers earned on these criteria, academies will be rated between one-star and five-star which will be applicable for a year after which it will have to be renewed.

AIFF technical director Robert Baan said the process is the “next milestone” in the development of youth football in the country.