The UAE Pro League will hold its annual technical development workshop for the 2021-2022 season at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR at 21:30 on Sunday with participation from football experts and clubs’ representatives.
The workshop seeks to discuss the development initiatives for the 2021-2022 football season, as well as propose recommendations and revise regulations to improve the UAE Pro League competitions. It also aims to get the clubs' opinions on ways to improve the technical side of the Arabian Gulf League, Arabian Gulf Cup, and Arabian Gulf League U21 competitions.
Sunday’s workshop is expected to discuss regulations on “Foreign players”, “UAE Resident”, “Born in the UAE” and "UAE nationals" categories. It will also discuss the benefits of initiatives that focused on reducing the players’ average age over the past two seasons. The workshop will also highlight the success of the technical initiatives implemented during the current season and over the past three seasons.
The workshop will also examine proposed initiatives that could improve the clubs’ performances on the continental level and consequently improve the league’s Asian ranking, especially after introducing an initiative that offers financial rewards to clubs playing at the continental level.
In addition, the workshop will review recommendations related to the new format of the Arabian Gulf Cup, which was adopted this season. It saw the two-legged knockout ties replace the group stage and resulted in more competitive matches across all stages of the competition.
It will also discuss a range of initiatives concerned with improving players’ professionalism at club academies, the U21 league competition, and the first team squads along with other projects that allow the players to reach the required levels of professionalism when they join the first team.
The UAE Pro League will also seek to integrate all the new initiatives with the previous ones and the comprehensive development strategy to improve the game in both the short term and long term.