|Grace (Montana) trying not to be tagged!|
|The student coaches' comeback cheer|
During the discussion session on confidence several of our Bolivian participants discussed the important role family and friends play in increasing our confidence during times of doubt. The girls recounted how during the earlier soccer drills the encouragement of their teammates helped give them the confidence to succeed. Within this same discussion one Bolivian participant described how several years ago she was feeling sad for months at a time. She told us how some friends introduced her to soccer and encouraged her to increase her participation. She went on to say that soccer and the encouragement of her friends helped to increase her confidence and ultimately lift her out of the sad place she was in.
Another Bolivian participant told a story of when she was at a musical performance and saw a man with no hands play the guitar with his feet. She used this anecdote to remind us all that it is important to have confidence in ourselves even in the face of great adversity. Incredible insight and intelligence from 14-17 year olds!
|The grey team does their team cheer!|