• It’s a GOAL in the Ashanti Region

    April 19, 2013.  Coaches Across Continents has just completed our first program in the Ashanti region, working in Kumasi, Ghana.  The program focused on teaching the GOAL program to nearly 100 coaches during the week.  The GOAL program has been championed by Standard Chartered bank.  The 100 participants were youth coaches, physical education teachers, and other local leaders.

    IMG_0982The GOAL program has both on and off field components.  Coaches Across Continents is teaching the On Field modules of Be Healthy, Be Yourself, Be Empowered, and Be Money Savvy.  The lessons learned by the coaches can be easily taught through football-based games to their players in order to create improved footballers and future leaders of Ghana.

    More important than the fun week of training are the over 5,000 players who will benefit directly from their coaches teaching them this new curriculum.  Coaches Brian, Emily, Nico, and Earl had a great time working each morning, battling the crowds and noise of Kumasi in the afternoon, and saw what damage a fierce tropical rain can do each evening.  One morning coming to the field a giant African Tulip tree was found uprooted (see our pictures on FB!) Earl 067

    In addition to Standard Chartered Bank, we received a great boost from One World Futbol, the Ghana Football Association, and Youth Icons who all helped to make sure that this week was a success.