Welcome to LPF's blog. The 2011 Camp in La Paz, Bolivia begins on June 18th and we will be posting daily updates, photos and videos of the action.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Keeping Up the Good Work
Participants making new friends
The past two days our amazing Student Coaches have continued to deliver the high quality soccer and life-skills training that was established on Day 1 of camp. On Tuesday, Lacey (Colorado College), Grace and Steph (both University of Montana) led a well-organized session followed by a comprehensive discussion on the importance of communication, on and off the field. The next day, Wednesday, Kat (University of South Florida) and Kelly (University of San Francisco) built on the strong foundation from the previous days and facilitated an informative and (according to the faces of our Bolivian participants) highly entertaining soccer session. They then led a discussion on what it means to persevere in a soccer sense and in life in general.
Trying out the new kicks
Another very exciting and moving activity that has become a daily ritual of camp is the handing out of awards to our Bolivian participants for categories such as 'best soccer skills', 'best attitude', 'most laughter', 'best demonstration of perseverance' and several others. Many of the girls have become very proud of their prizes. One girl who was awarded new soccer cleats has meticulously cleaned her new shoes every day during and after practice. Several of the Student Coaches have also noticed an increased sense of confidence among the girls who have received prizes. We would like to say a big thank you to all of our partners who have donated products. They have directly led to many smiles among our participants.