It was our first time in a Solidarity Project in India. After work in many parts of the World, now the Ekkono Method has arrived to one of the most rural areas in the Asian country.
Through a course for coaches, we collaborated with Vicente Ferrer Foundation to promote football, as a social integration tool in Anantapur, in the Andra Pradesh State.
First Sant Vicentí and after Sant Cugat Esport, F.C. had been the pioneers approaching football to the Anantapur people. After their great job promoting this sport, many kids are enjoying with the ball. For this reason, now it is a good moment to help local coaches to improve their knowledge.
Julián Marín, Soccer Services Coach, he has been the responsible to provide two training courses for local coaches. In the first course, target to coaches already experienced, we have presented main guidelines about Ekkono method. Course included theoretical and practical lessons, training display and video analysis.
Moreover, we have also taught an introductory course, with more than 40 participants, divided in the following topics: “The teaching styles” and “The differences between the analytical methodology and the global”. In these sessions there have been theoretical and practical lessons where local coaches watched Ekkono method training proposal.
Our first experience in India has been very successful; we wish to keep developing with this amazing project started for Vicente Ferrer Foundation many years ago.