Higher Level Football Coaching in Argentina
Whether you are a qualified football coach, or currently working towards a sports coaching (or related) degree, there is no better way to develop your coaching skills than gaining experience working with high quality players and coaches in the spiritual home of football, South America!
It is hard to think of football without thinking about the formidable South American teams that have dominated many international tournaments over the years, so for any football play or coach, the opportunity to coach, and play your favourite sport in this amazing continent, with some incredibly talented footballers is something that will no doubt set you on the way for a lifelong passion and hopefully a career in football.
Your Football Coaching Internship
Your higher level coaching placement would take place in the weekday mornings for approx. 2 – 3 hours (each day, Monday – Friday). The internship placement would involve assisting local coaches in daily training sessions, coaching adult players of a range of nationalities. The players have travelled to Buenos Aires from surrounding South American nations and further afield to pursue their careers playing football in the Argentinean football leagues.
The club trains up these out of contract players, maintaining their fitness and skills, with the hope of the promising players breaking into the local clubs through the regular trials and selection days. The coaches and players are of a high standard, so you would have a great opportunity to develop your coaching skills as well as build on your Spanish language skills.
Please note that specific times will be determined at your time of visit, so you will need to be flexible around this.
Your Higher Level Coaching Role
As an assistant coach at your internship placement, you will have a range of duties, including assisting and supporting the club coaches in developing skills and fitness drills for the players in order to build up their cardio and their skills accuracy in the run up to club trials and selection days. As you develop and your confidence grows within the group of players, the head coaches will give you more responsibility within training sessions, so that you can stamp your mark on the sessions with your own style of coaching, introducing your own drills and taking the lead.
Another role as higher level coaching intern will be to accompany the club’s promising footballing talent to trials at some of the clubs in and around Buenos Aires. This will involve liaising with the other coaches about possible candidates for trials, as well as communicating with the scouts and coaches from the trialling clubs to arrange timings and schedules.
Higher Level Coaching Internships Abroad
As a qualified coach or coach in training, there is no better way to gain valuable experience to benefit your future career than travelling overseas and experiencing coaching at a higher level. Higher level coaching internships abroad are a great way to supplement your Sports Coaching degree or coaching qualifications.