Sep 12, 2014, 10:44 AM
Participants at the just concluded youth coaching course jointly convened by Gambia Rush Soccer Club and its U.S. Rush partners have expressed satisfaction for what they referred to as a successful youth course.
A good number of the country’s aspiring youth coaches on Sunday wrapped up a vigorous 4-day basic coaching course under the instruction of Erik Bushey.
Erik, a highly experienced youth coach from Colorado Rush Soccer Club of the
In an interview with this reporter shortly after the completion of the course, Erik, who spent 10 years with
He was absolutely delighted and impressed with what he saw during the 4-day period and believes the future of the country’s youth coaches is bright.
Erik was joined by fellow coaches in the names of Lamin Sarr and
Abdoulie Bojang, technical director of Gambia Rush Soccer Club and one of the assistant coaches attached to the
He also expressed with delight the fantastic instruction manual given to them, saying the manual the participants received from Erik was the best he had ever come across since taking part in a series of coaching course.
Bojang, who has served in his capacity as the head coach of the GFA top flight side Steve Biko from Bakau, is of the view that the manual would go a long way in helping him and his colleagues to perform their role as youth coaches with all seriousness but only if they put it into good use.
“Despite a very short period of time, the course has helped us a lot and we hope to make the best use of the knowledge gained from it, particularly from the extraordinary manual given to us,” Abdoulie Bojang, also known as Lie, told this reporter.
“I am also of the belief that the combination of Erik’s knowledge and ours would serve as a source of encouragement and motivation for us as youth coaches.”
His assistant at the Gambia U-20 national team, Lamin Sarr, also added his voice to the interview, saying: “It is so much important to take part in such a good course.”
Sarr, who led The Gambia’s U-20 team to the Caf African Youth championship that took place in the South African city of
Two other participants, namely Sainey Jarju and Abdoulie Njie, a one-time
They used the platform to extend thanks and appreciation to the organisers of the course for training them in their bid to transform themselves into becoming big time coaches someday.