July 3 – Premier League Liverpool have launched an International Academy in Mauritius in partnership with The Ministry of Youth and Sport Republic of Mauritius.
At the core of the agreement will be the delivery of ongoing coaching programmes to youth players on the island from grassroots to elite levels.
Dan White, LFC’s Vice President of International Academies, said: “Our International Academies are a fantastic opportunity to bring authentic LFC coaching to young fans around the world. We’ve got a hugely passionate fan base in Mauritius and it’s great that they can be part of this project.
“Alongside the player development element of this programme, coach education is an equally important aspect of our operation. This is how we introduce local coaches to the same philosophies and techniques delivered at our own Academy in Liverpool.”
Liverpool coaching staff will be based in Mauritius to oversee the project and deliver a coach education scheme to deliver coaching ‘The Liverpool Way’.
That coaching will focus on improving football skills and progressing technical, tactical, and physical aspects of the game. There is also an emphasis on the development of social and mental abilities through age-specific coaching sessions and compliment the current youth football structure in Mauritius.
Teaching life skills such as communication, teamwork, management, preparation and organisation are a key focus for younger age groups.
Stephan Toussaint, the Mauritius Minister of Youth and Sports, said: “We are delighted to announce that we are working with the Champions League winners LFC to deliver their latest International Academy project here in Mauritius.
“The club has a track record of developing exceptional young players in their Academy and we will be providing opportunities here in Mauritius for local players to experience the same coaching system and philosophy. We can’t wait to get started.”
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