Youth Football Coaching In Gambia, West Africa

G-Tech Football Club is a nonprofit community development organisation supporting and promoting young African football players in soccer academies and schools and grassroots football teams and clubs in The Gambia, West Africa.

We use football and education to bridge the gap between youth and society.

Youth Football Coaching Packages In Gambia, West Africa

Level 1: Age 5-8

Learning through games.

• The camp programme for the younger age groups is primarily centered on the use of games, and the learning of skills through these games. The basis for the use of games is that whilst the players are having fun, they are also having more touches of the ball and therefore almost without realizing they are developing some of the basic techniques of football.

• The use of games not only captivates the attention of the younger player and keeps them focused for longer but also adds competition to improve task orientation and when placed in this environment learning becomes optimal.

• Small sided games are a key element at this age also. This is because in a 3v3 players have more touches, which to them is perceived as more successes than in a 11v11. In addition to this, the young players cannot judge their own personal ability, therefore it is up to the coach to reinforce all positive behaviour on a regular occasion giving the children a sense of self-worth and increasing self-belief.
• The main reason a child participates in sport of any sort is for enjoyment which is the reason for the development of the learning through fun games curriculum.

Level 2: Age 9-11

• The main reason a child participates in sport of any sort is for enjoyment which is the reason for the development of the learning through fun games curriculum.

• Players are becoming more aware of their own abilities, and therefore as they increase in age, to allow focus and enjoyment the players will enjoy being tested. Although many of the fun games can be developed so they are more advanced, time is taken every day to improve the techniques and skills in a closed environment.

The drills progress from unopposed to opposed, to match situation enabling a gradual development from the breaking down and learning of a skill to the implementing it into a match.
• Players feel achievement from the mastery of more complex skills that they will not of previously been able to do.

Level 3: Age 12-14

• In Level 3 players begin to understand more about the game and the drills need to consider the technical, tactical, psychological and social aspects of the game. Working not only on individual skill but being part of a team and working together to achieve success is the basis of this level.

The fun games begin to develop an end product and players need to work on the techniques, at the same time understanding a tactical awareness, e.g. why something happens and what affect that has on the game, also ways to maximize their success in a certain game.
The psychological and social side is the fun elements and the interaction of team centred games helps players understand the importance of playing in a team and the value of each and every team-mate.

Level 1: Age 6-8
• Learning through games.

• The camp programme for the younger age groups is primarily centered on the use of games, and the learning of skills through these games. The basis for the use of games is that whilst the players are having fun, they are also having more touches of the ball and therefore almost without realizing they are developing some of the basic techniques of football.

• The use of games not only captivates the attention of the younger player and keeps them focused for longer but also adds competition to improve task orientation and when placed in this environment learning becomes optimal.

• Small sided games are a key element at this age also. This is because in a 3v3 players have more touches, which to them is perceived as more successes than in a 11v11. In addition to this, the young players cannot judge their own personal ability, therefore it is up to the coach to reinforce all positive behavior on a regular occasion giving the children a sense of self-worth and increasing self-belief.

• The main reason a child participates in sport of any sort is for enjoyment which is the reason for the development of the learning through fun games curriculum.

Level 2: Age 9-11
• The main reason a child participates in sport of any sort is for enjoyment which is the reason for the development of the learning through fun games curriculum.

• Players are becoming more aware of their own abilities, and therefore as they increase in age, to allow focus and enjoyment the players will enjoy being tested. Although many of the fun games can be developed so they are more advanced, time is taken every day to improve the techniques and skills in a closed environment.

The drills progress from unopposed to opposed, to match situation enabling a gradual development from the breaking down and learning of a skill to the implementing it into a match.
• Players feel achievement from the mastery of more complex skills that they will not of previously been able to do.

Level 3: Age 12-14
• In Level 3 players begin to understand more about the game and the drills need to consider the technical, tactical, psychological and social aspects of the game. Working not only on individual skill but being part of a team and working together to achieve success is the basis of this level.

The fun games begin to develop an end product and players need to work on the techniques, at the same time understanding a tactical awareness, e.g. why something happens and what affect that has on the game, also ways to maximize their success in a certain game.
The psychological and social side is the fun elements and the interaction of team centred games helps players understand the importance of playing in a team and the value of each and every team-mate.

G-Tech One Day Schools: Ages 7-16

We are now offering one day special training programmes designed for all age groups within your club. We fly over the day before and over one full day deliver to every age group within your club with specific team sessions.

The sessions are 1 hour 30 minutes and using a holistic approach train the player’s technical and tactical knowledge within the team environment. For the younger age groups small sided games, 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3s are used to develop understanding in small groups before it is transferred into more match like situations.

For the older group the tactical knowledge is tested as much as the technical and focus is on not only the game understanding but also techniques within a competitive environment. Of course with our coaches and their unique style all players have fun and the social aspects of training are always of importance.

Weekend Schools: Ages 7-18

We are offering a full weekend programme for players wishing to develop their skills and understanding over a full weekend. Players come in for a training session on the Saturday and Sunday.
The programme is designed to give the players a progression over the two days and to maximize their time by putting together a fun, educational and exciting experience.
The package for the weekend can be tailored to your clubs need and can be priced to fit your clubs own budget.

Recreational Training 5-12 Age

At this age group an emphasis on the technical aspect of the game is the key focus as this underpins the fundamental aspects of the game.

There is a huge emphasis on the social aspects of the game and our coaches deliver the sessions in a pressure free, enjoyable environment to ensure learning is maximized. This will develop not only the young player’s abilities but also their self-confidence.

G-Tech Training Camps: Ages 12-18

These courses are designed to take young players to their next level of skill. There is a natural progression from the technical based skill training into a more game related environment, using 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 games to enable a natural progression to 8v8 games and academy style matches.

Other elements of this course include attacking play, defending, team shape and tactical situations. The sessions are delivered using high conceptual interference techniques in order that players can transfer their learning into real match-play.

Volunteer Youth Football Coaching Jobs In Gambia

Please contact us directly to discuss football coaching jobs and how to find work at football academies and soccer schools in Gambia