Aruba 2021 - Learning Exchange Programme
Nine students from across Everton Football College have recently returned from a two week coaching experience in Aruba, made possible thanks to Everything is Possible.
As part of a European Solidarity Corps project, the students took part in community multi-sport and football sessions putting their coaching skills they had learnt across the course into practice during their once in a lifetime work experience placement.
Across the two weeks the students planned and delivered sessions ranging from U5 beginners to high level ability open age teams. We worked closely with SV Brazil Jnrs, looking at improving player technique across their academy whilst upskilling coaches through educational workshops. The students also provided multi-sport sessions in the most deprived areas of Aruba, giving some children an introduction to sport.
The students were also able to enjoy some Caribbean weather in their downtime with kayak and catamaran trips, visiting local beaches as well as getting involved in some 11 a side Football.
Everton Football College has been partnered with Everything is Possible since 2019 and it was thanks to this partnership that have been able to offer the sports coaching volunteering project in Aruba, providing our students with excellent opportunities for personal development, while also honing their coaching skills and competences.