TOTAL launches Grassroots Coaching Clinics
Johannesburg, 08 September 2012
Papadi have been appointed to implement an innovative football development project, titled TOTAL "Future Champions" - aimed at 13 townships in SA.
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The coaching clinics are an extension of TOTALs 7-year sponsorship of dealer community football tournaments.

The soccer coaching clinics aims to:

  • Equip kids with basic soccer skills;
  • Introduction of nutritional importance;
  • Encourage kids to be good citizens;
  • Knowledge in building character;
  • The course content was thoroughly researched by Papadi and Zeca Marques, who is the Moroka Swallows head coach. Primarily aimed at:

  • Introducing a variety of motor skill activities that will help kids experience physiological and psychological maturation.
  • Objective is to leave a long term imprint, enabling a better society and creating young role models going forward.
  • The programme will consist of coaching fundamentals and basics of soccer skills, talks on nutrition and building character.
  • Zeca Marques holds an UEFA A Coaching Licence, a KNVB International coaching badge, SAO PAULO International coaching course (Brazil).

    He also holds a fitness & nutrition diploma, a sports psychology certificate, a NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming ) course and is also a fully qualified LIFE coach .

    80 kids between the ages of 10 to 16 will be divided into 2 groups of 40

  • Group A: Ages 10 - 13
  • Group B: Ages 14 - 16
  • Practical and theorectical sessions are to be held by both qualified youth coaches and ex Bafana legends.

    The 3.5 hours clinics will be ended with a "Award and Recognition" session including;

  • Each kid receiving a personalised "Certificate of Participation"  signed by "Celeb" & TOTAL rep
  • Under 12; 14; 16 Top Student presentations
  • A nutritious meal
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