Awa selected for 2017 AFC Goalkeeping Coaching Course

[September 12, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] National Coach Ross Awa would like to work toward improving the status of the Guam’s goalkeepers locally and internationally following his completion of the AFC Goalkeeping Coaching Tutors Course this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“Upon completing this course, I would like to educate and mentor coaches who are open to learning and developing goalkeepers in Guam,” said Awa, Guam Football Association Goalkeeping Coach Development Officer. “My knowledge and passion for goalkeeping continues to grow and I appreciate the support Guam Football Association has provided to ensure that I am prepared to carry out and apply the principles set forth in GFA’s Long Term Development Plan.”

Awa, one of only three licensed Goalkeeper Coaches in Guam, currently is the Goalkeeper Coach of the Guam U16 National Team in preparation for next week’s AFC U16 Championships Qualifier, while also conducting sessions with goalkeepers training with the Masakåda, Guam women’s national team, and the U19 women’s team.


GFA accepting applications for AFC "C" License Course

[July 25, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association recently received the green light from Asian Football Confederation to organize an AFC “C” License coaching course in Guam before the end of the year for the island’s top grassroots-level coaches.

In a letter sent to GFA from AFC, the “C” License course has been approved for Nov. 26 to Dec. 12 for a maximum of 24 participants with a visiting AFC instructor. All interested coaches must submit the course registration form by close of business on Sept. 25. Registration forms are available at the GFA Main Office or for download from

Forms may be submitted via hand delivery to the GFA Main Office, via facsimile to 637-4323 or via E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the Sept. 25 deadline. Participants on the final roster will not be charged a fee to enroll in the “C” License course.


23 coaches pass 2016 AFC C License course in Guam

[October 21, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association officially recognized coaches who earned the AFC "C" Coaching License in a certificate presentation ceremony held Thursday evening at the GFA National Training Center.

Of 25 candidates from the two-week intensive AFC "C" License course in Guam that concluded last month, 23 received a passing grade from AFC instructor Marlon Manos Maro from the Philippines. The "C" License is recognized worldwide and is one of the requirements to coach a youth national team in an AFC or FIFA tournament.

The AFC "C" License course featured classroom and technical sessions, as well as three graded practical sessions and written examinations.


Coaches complete requirements for 2016 AFC C course

[September 3, 2016 - Harmon Guam] Over a couple dozen coaches completed requirements for the AFC "C" Coaching License in a two-week intensive course conducted by visiting AFC instructor Marlon Manos Maro from the Philippines Friday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center in Harmon.

Course participants engaged in classroom sessions and practical sessions, in addition to two written examinations and three separate practical examinations. Coach Maro was assisted by Dominic Gadia, currently the director of the United Airlines GFA National Academy. The course coordinator was Krystiana Martinez.


Coaches complete FIFA course for elite youth development

[August 2, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Over two dozen youth football coaches recently completed a week-long FIFA Coaching Course at Guam Football Association with the intent to prepare them for elite level youth football development.

Visiting FIFA instructor Jamie Houchen, from England, facilitated the course which concluded July 30.

“The purpose and main objectives of this course are really to help the coaches establish ways of coaching, concentrating really on who they are, what they stand for and their own team philosophy, how they want to play the game, how they support the future of players of Guam within their own clubs and within the national identity already put together, and also how (the coaches) will support the players or the coaching process,” Houchen said during the course.


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