August 06, 2020
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School brings up teenagers to be promising players

Date: 09/07/2020 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

“Our school picks and chooses from across the country those students with an aptitude and talent for sports including suitable physical constitution to train them into soccer players,” said Thak Yong Bin, vice-principal for instruction of Pyongyang International Football School.

This training base for soccer players is located on Rungna Island.

As part of the state measure to develop football, the school was set up on the picturesque islet in 2013 with a view to instructing students at primary and middle school ages in professional skills.

The school admits students who pass the three phases of difficult exam according to a strict standard.

It works out scientific training and teaching methods according to students’ ages to provide education and positively introduces advanced training methods of the world.

“We focus our instruction and training on making students intelligent and creative, rather than physically strong. In other words, we pay attention not only to developing their mechanical sense of space but also to improving their abilities to cope with ever-changing game situations and raising their consciousness of tactics,” said Pak Kyong Bong, head of the training department.

The school frequently organizes indoor soccer practices to improve students’ practical abilities and friendly matches with foreign counterparts to foster their courage and sense of match.

Graduates of this school are now active at first-rate football clubs of the country.

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