Four girls soccer coaches from the United States provide a coaching clinic for dozens of beginner players and coaches from November 10 onwards, Tambaksari Stadium. Surabaya, Indonesia. 05/01/2010
Activity in the series of football knowledge exchange program of Indonesia. US players followed by about 90 people from a number of girls high schools (SMA) and 11 girls soccer coaches from Surabaya. The program is hosted by the Center for Civic Education (CCE), and with the International Center in Washington DC, and supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. State Department.
The four trainers who provide training are former U.S. national team players, namely Janine Szpara, Cori Alexander, Rachel Rapinoe, and Karen Willoughby.
"We're quite happy to provide training of the basic techniques of playing football to the players and the coach's daughter in Surabaya," said Janine on the sidelines of the training.
Some basic techniques of playing football are given, including ball control, dribbling, kicking, and a game of three against three (small games). Moreover, U.S. trainers also provide a number of coaching material to its football coach's daughter.
"Activities of this kind of training is necessary and can increase our knowledge and insight about the techniques to train women footballers," said Imam Shafi'i, one of the coaches who participated in the training.
CCE Program Coordinator for Indonesia, Acih Sari, said before in Surabaya, similar activities have been conducted in Jakarta on Monday (3 / 1) and will be continued in Pontiac on Friday (7 / 1). "In the future of each city, will be selected five players and one coach best to follow the 10-day trip scholarships to the City of Portland and San Francisco," he said.
In addition to strengthening Indonesia-US relations through sport, this event also aims to support the Indonesian women and athletes with disabilities aged 12-18, including a coach to improve skills in sports.