Sun and fun for grassroots footballers

Tuesday June 30, 2020 Written by Published in Soccer
John Toleafoa with his team of players, ready to get started on their passing drills. CIFA 20062936 John Toleafoa with his team of players, ready to get started on their passing drills. CIFA 20062936

Football’s grassroots coaching course participants got a chance to put their skills to the test in Matavera, working with players aged from 5 to 12 years old at an after-school mini-festival.

With 14 coaches from around Rarotonga, the young players learned a lot of new skills to take home, said media officer Teara Ama.

“There were at least 100 players that attended the fun day last Friday afternoon with some as young as five-years-old getting amongst the action,” Ama said.

The players were on a rotating station set up and separated by age groups. The sound of the patē signaled the players to switch to the next station at eight-minute intervals.

Each station had players performing a different set of skills under the guidance of the coaches, like passing games and dribbling drills.

Tahiri Elikana said: “It was a great turnout for both the kids and the coaches, I just want to thank all the parents for giving us this opportunity to coach your young ones.

“The coaches adapted well for their first time coaching this age group and gained a lot of experience.”

Leave a comment