|Kelly explaining heading|
Kelly (University of San Francisco) and Kat (University of South Florida) delivered our final coaching session. The technical teaching point focused on crossing and finishing while the life-skill of the day was communication. Kelly and Kat did a wonderful job designing and implementing the session. Per usual the other Student Coaches performed their support roles to near perfection, setting clear examples that were full of enthusiasm and excitement.
|Kristin and Craig in front of the press|
During the morning LPF was also invited to meet the President and Vice-President of the City Council of El Alto. We discussed future plans to increase the presence of LPF in El Alto alongside of creating permanent soccer structures including putting artificial turf on some of the dirt fields we play on and classrooms to encourage the type of discussion sessions we have been conducting the past weeks. After our meeting with the President and Vice-President we were invited to a press conference centered on the work of LPF in El Alto. Kristin (Tufts University) was a great ambassador for LPF during the press conference.
The highlight of the past couple of days for everyone has been the discussion sessions. Today was no exception. Probably the most gratifying – and moving – moment of the discussion for all of us involved with LPF was when one of our Bolivian participants discussed all that she has learned the previous two weeks, all the fun she has had and the new friends she has made. The culminating moment came when she told us that this winter vacation was the best one she has had in her entire life. Pretty sure there were some moist eyes among our Student Coaches.