Another event within the framework of the FIFA TDS program for the search and development of young football talents took place in Rivne region

On February 10, another event was held in the city of Varash, in the Rivne region, within the framework of the FIFA TDS program for the search and development of young football talents, which is implemented by the Ukrainian Football Association together with the Football Institute of UAF and NUFVSU.

We will remind you about the essence of the project. Children from rural areas and children not involved in organized football are mainly involved in the event. A certain case of the tests, which are carried out on modern equipment, are aimed at revealing natural physical qualities such as speed, explosive power, some degree of agility and coordination.

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In total, 230 young talents passed the test. The weather conditions in the city that day did not allow outdoor events to be held. But the local organizing committee, having at its disposal a sufficiently extensive sports infrastructure, offered appropriate sports facilities in which the children were comfortable to work.

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One of the key tests, a 30m dash timed at 10, 20 and 30m marks, performed without and with the ball, was conducted in a shooting range that doubles as a shelter in case "traditional" air alarms. That is, this test was conducted without pauses, which played its role in obtaining objective results. The "Illinois" tests, Smart goals and long jumps were held in the sports hall of the local palace of culture.

Children from nine rural schools (a total of 120 people) and six city lyceums (about 110 people in total) took part in the event. It should be noted the best qualities demonstrated by all participants. First of all, they were distinguished by their discipline and focus on the best result.

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"Varash is a sports city. And we do everything in our power to support every initiative aimed at the implementation of interesting sports projects," Varas City Mayor Oleksandr Menzul emphasized in his welcoming speech.

"Rivnen region has always been famous for its football achievements, which are achieved through systematic work on the organization and holding of similar events for young football talents," Oleg Kucher, head of the Rivne Regional Football Association, said in turn.

All participants of the event sincerely thanked the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the opportunity to work and implement projects for young football players.

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All children received commemorative medals and appropriate certificates of participation in the event, and representatives of educational institutions received sets of equipment and footballs for organizing and conducting training sessions with children.

But, as in any other region of Ukraine, this project will not be limited to testing. For representatives of Varaska OTG, who will develop the abilities of young football players, a training course will be held under the UAF D-license program. A total of 13 people from the community will be trained.

Systematic work within the framework of the FIFA TDS program, which is implemented by the UAF, should inspire representatives of the children's and youth football sector in their regions to develop young talents.

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