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FIFA Womens Coaching Course

One of the most challenging, yet rewarding tasks a football player can take on is coaching a team. In this role, they have the opportunity to create a positive environment where players can develop a love of the game and teach new skills. Like the players, a coach cannot be successful if they are not trained mentally and physically on how to deliver their sport.
The Football Federation Samoa takes this into consideration when focusing on the development of women’s football in Samoa and the result is they are now hosting a one week Women’s Coaching course that was opened on Monday 2nd September 2013 at Tuanaimato.
30 participants from registered clubs and local football community have been selected to be part of the FIFA Women’s Coaching Course which will run for one week. The participants are males and females that are former national team players, volunteers, club members and referees from Upolu and Savaii.
The course started with opening remarks from the FFS CEO Sarai Bareman. “Samoan people have an incredible natural athletic ability. As coaches you have the ability to make a huge impact on young athletes and children with these natural abilities.
With the right coach they can go a long way in football. The quality of their coach and the trainings they participate in makes all the difference”. Bareman adds that she is happy to see some new faces in this course and is looking forward to seeing the participants go back to their clubs and share what they have learned.
Today will be the third day of the course. This course will help to enhance the FFS women’s programmes such as soccer sisters, centre for development and centre of excellence and the all star league. The course will conclude on Friday, 6th September 2013 with the presentation of certificates to participants.

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