GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

New Achieve Your Goals Women's Event set for Sept. 7

[August 31, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Women wanting to get involved in the sport of soccer will have a grand opportunity with the upcoming TakeCare Achieve Your Goals Women’s Soccer Event set to begin Sept. 7 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

New to the event is a six-week format on Thursday evenings instead of a single, day-long festival, as well as the addition of a coaching certificate course specifically for grassroots-level coaches. The coaching course will be facilitated by GFA Technical Director Belinda Wilson, who also is a FIFA Women’s Coaching instructor, and Dominic Gadia, GFA’s Coach Education Development Officer.

“The Achieve Your Goals event is a great avenue for women to get involved in the sport of football, in the hopes of developing a lifelong passion for the sport, while more importantly, moving toward a healthier lifestyle,” Wilson said.

“We decided to add a coaching aspect to the event for those looking to get involved in a way other than as a player. As with any introductory coaching course, participants will gain a better understanding of the game and learn basic rules. They’ll also learn how to effectively teach concepts to players at the grassroots level, while promoting the fun aspect of football. I encourage all women in Guam to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The weekly friendly soccer festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the coaching portion of the event begins at 7:45 p.m. Participants may choose to participate in the festival, the coaching course, or both each Thursday through to Oct. 12.

There is no fee to join the weekly festivals or coaching courses. The first 100 participants will receive a TakeCare Balanced Lifestyle dri-fit T-shirt. To register, simply fill out the online form at http://www.takecareasia.com/achieveyourgoals

The event has been ongoing twice yearly with the first festival in October 2015 as part of TakeCare’s “Balanced Lifestyle” initiative. The Balanced Lifestyle initiative is a TakeCare program that promotes physical activity, healthy eating, relaxation, and maintaining a positive social life while focusing on key aspects of maintaining good overall health.

 
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