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.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Thursday and Friday: Snow!
The girls make the best of a snowy day
Our program continued on Thursday with Rachael (University of Montana) and Julia (Oregon State) leading a coaching session focused on group defending skills, with emphasis on the importance of teamwork. As if coaching in a foreign language at 13,500 feet wasn't difficult enough, the temperature dropped about 10 degrees and brought snow to El Alto! Despite these challenges the Student Coaches ran another fantastic, if shortened, session, which was followed by a very engaging discussion on teamwork.
The girls run drills in the gym
The snow continued Friday so the session was moved to a gymnasium, thanks to the generosity of one of the local high schools. Grace, Lacey and Steph led their second session, training the participants in possession skills and marking the end of a great week with a lot of fun and laughter. The improvement in both soccer and English skills at the end of week 1 is incredible and the Student Coaches and local participants all seem excited to continue the progress in week 2.