Soccer Assistant Coach & Community

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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High­lights

Explore one of the natural beaches of the world and coach kids at the beach (not every day)
gain Spanish by living with the family in our volunteer accommodation
Become a member of a great community and help kids to make their dream happend
Helping in Social Media or Fundrasing (Depending of Period of time)
Visit Costa Rica one of the countries in the world where sustainability is very important
Support training sessions with kids, girls and young people in a smaller beach city in Costa Rica. Kids in Costa Rica do love football and dream to get professional This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

Want to have a long lasting and sustainable impact on our community, coaches, and players?

This program may be the perfect fit. We are developing player’s soccer technique, strategy, & discipline, but we know our job doesn’t stop there. We believe our players must mature and grow on and off the field. Our goal is to not only have alumni playing on a professional level, but also that they contribute to their families, local community, and those in need around them. 

As an International Coach you will work alongside our coaching staff & players on a weekly basis in a number of ways. An average week we will schedule:
  • Physical Training
  • Mid-Week Trainings
  • Saturday Trainings
  • Personalized Trainings
  • English Classes
  • Community Cleanup & Outreach
  • Occasional Events
  • Non Tournament games 1-2 month (Seasonal)
  • Tournament games every week typically for 12 weeks (Seasonal)
Each week you will have half a day free on Saturday, Sunday free and most of Tuesday and Friday. Sometimes we have games on Sunday when we are in a tournament, but we will be able to let you know the game schedule ahead of time. As volunteer will help 5 days a week.
Usually training will be at the local soccer field or gym. Somethimes you will make training at the beach.

Be prepared to do a little bit of everything! One of our core values is that everything is important. Some days we will be marking the field for the big game, teaching English to our players, preparing trainings, performing personalized training, leading physical training sessions, etc. The key to keep in mind is that EVERY thing we do is of great importance. You will work alongside and under the leadership of our coaching staff. One key to your success will be to develop proactive leadership skills. We will schedule out a lot of things with you, but we welcome new ideas!

Typical day

Every day is special! By working with kinds every day is different. We would like to help you to get an overview about a tipical day volunteer day: This project starts after local school. During the week (Monday to Friday) your help is at the afternoon. On Saturday or Sunday mostly in the morning.

07.30/08.00: tipical breakfast at your accommodation
morning: free time - going to waterfalls, beach or be with the other volunteers at your accommodation
2 pm - 3.30 pm teaching english, indiviual training - depending on schedule at school
3.30 pm - 4 pm: preparing training
4 pm - 6 pm: training / inividual training
6 pm - 7 pm: supper at accommodation

Saturday / Sunday: game, training half day.

Free time & weekends: discover Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a greate place to discover. You can see a lot of nature, animales, beaches,... enjoying your Pura Vida life

Free-time activities

During your freetime you can go to the beach. You can enjoy activities like hiking, climbing, trekking, horseback riding, relaxing on the beach, etc. Costa Rica do have great surf spots. Water sport activities are a lot around the project.
Close to the beach people sell souvenirs, other cities like Manuel Antonio or Dominical are close. As well you can do tours to waterfalls, which are close to your stay. One is in town, the other close to Domicial. We can reccommend to do the tour on your own, as it is easy to get their.

Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) or Spanish (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Soccer / Football experiance, good English knowlage
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 14:00 - 18:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Local support
  • 24/7 Emergency Number
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house
  • 2 meals a day
Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Our team will pick you up at San Jose Airport. You will stay close to the airport in Santa Barbara for one night in a volunteer house and go on next day to your volunteer location. The bus will take about 3,5 to 4 hours.

Accommodation

You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you will have dorm room. You will share bathroom with other volunteers.  Our traveler recommend the accommodation to 100%. The accommodation is about 10-15 minutes by bisicial from the project.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Tipcial breakfast and dinner are included, as well during weekend.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Costa Rica provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Costa Rica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Costa Rica.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

You can start the project very flexible, each monday. Arriving day is Saturday. You will get an pick up at San Jose Airport and on next day a driver bring you to bus station in San Jose. The bus will take about 3,5 hours.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$490
3 weeks
$730
4 weeks
$860
5 weeks
$950
7 weeks
$1,330
9 weeks
$1,710
24 weeks (max. stay)
$4,560
Average fees
$218 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Jamso Trainee will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Jamso Trainee during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Soccer Assistant Coach & Community

Support training sessions with kids, girls and young people in a smaller beach city in Costa Rica. Kids in Costa Rica do love football and dream to get professional

$218/week

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