NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Generation Amazing (GA) Team from Concacaf were recently on the ground in New Providence at the National Sports Authority (NSA) with a goal to educate and train soccer coaches. Their expertise focuses on the development, safeguarding and delivery of football programming to children for increased community social impact.
BFA Technical Director with oversight of the GA partnership is grateful for the collaboration to help local coaches have world class training.
“The Generation Amazing programme ties in nicely with our efforts to spread interest and excitement about the sport of soccer to all our coaches, players, and administrators. We are so glad to have the Concacaf and GA teams with us as the Coach Education programme targets primary school football teachers. Working with Jennifer Roach, the teachers are gaining valuable knowledge on Sport for Development and many other key areas for the success of any soccer programme,” said Swan.
The Concacaf and GA has a mix of programme delivery via online and in person learning tied directly to courses on Understanding Sport for Development; Safeguarding and Child Protection; The Role of the Coach; and Facilitating and Developing F4D practical football sessions.
Codisha Brown, Generation Amazing Facilitator, is confident the course will empower and inspire coaches to go for goal, with the confidence needed to enhance their local clubs and teams.
“We believe because of the training, the participating coaches will develop their own skills and experience, enabling them to benefit and train young people in their own local communities. In turn, allowing the BFA to meet its goals and objectives to train and certify new coaches,” explained Brown.
BFA has plans to include a six-week Football for Social Development programme, which will incorporate GA methodology and social values in local schools,
academies, and clubs. The association is keen on spreading the message that football is for everyone.
Leadership team of the Generation Amazing (GA) initiative.
(L-R) Alexa Vickroy – Concacaf, Women Football Supervisor, Jennifer Roche – Concacaf, CSR Coordinator; Krystal Evans – Concacaf, Generation Amazing Coordinator; Harold Romer – Concacaf, Generation Amazing Coordinator; Soraya Toppin-Herbert – BFA, Director of Women’s Football Development; Codisha Bown- Concacaf, Generation Amazing Coordinator; Clara Storr – Ministry of Education, Education Officer, High School Physical Education; Bruce Swan – BFA, Technical Director.