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Football Coaching as a Tool for Community Coaching
Start date: Mar 13, 2015, End date: Jun 12, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Football and sports in general are increasingly used and recognized as a tool for community development. These football for development programmes are providing people from different backgrounds with valuable tools to actively make a difference in their own lives. By addressing the most pressing issues in each community, the programmes are contributing to positive social change on a European scale. Football has the power to help people to achieve more: address health issues, tackle racism, go back to school, find employment or become role models. Football can enhance individual development, self-confidence and conveys values of team spirit, fair play and responsibility. It teaches youth how to deal with victory and defeat, solve problems and accept rules. The project Football Coaching as a Tool for Community coaching aims to bring 21 staff members of 10 different organizations together to exchange best practice methods and develop new training methods for their local specific target groups. The project further aims to improve quality of the partners local community programmes through: 1. Inspire the youth workers with new training methods, games and activities 2. Capturing and communicating best practice methodologies. 3. Creating a international network of youth workers that lays a foundation for future youth exchanges to create extra opportunities for local participants on a international level. 4. Development of meaningful, mutually beneficial partnerships between the participating organisations

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