Youth soccer coaches earn Skill Acquisition certificate

[October 2, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] Close to a couple dozen coaches earned the Guam Football Association Skill Acquisition Coaching Certificate following the conclusion of the second course offered this year Sunday morning.

“Everyone involved in football should take a coaching course – especially those working directly with players at the grassroots level,” said Dominic Gadia, GFA Coach Education Development Officer and Instructor of the course. “I would like to thank and recognize all coaches who earned their GFA Skill Acquisition Coaching Certificate this past weekend – they’ve all taken the first step to help raise the standards of football in Guam. Our club and school coaches play a pivotal role in player development and truly, the successful growth of our game from both a participation and technical point of view depends greatly on the training the players receive at grassroots level.

“The GFA technical staff has analyzed the performances of our national teams in recent competitions and we have identified that our players are technically inferior when compared to the world standard. Our coaching programs are crucial to addressing this issue, as coaches working with players in the skill acquisition phase (U9-U12) must be able to provide the environments and the training to develop technically better players.


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