More than 30 boys and girls ages 8-12 recently participated in an exclusive soccer skills clinic led by Masao Kiba, Director of Japan Dream Football Association and former captain of Gamba Osaka, Japan League at our soccer pitch.
Masao Kiba (center) with his assistant Komkwan Santipracha (extreme left), Sami Yosef, VERSO Admissions Director (second left), April Jiaravirith, VERSO Learning Assistant (third left), and Eakgapon Poyprakon, Sports Development Manager, VERSO (extreme right) with some of the players.
Masao spent 2 hours teaching the basic skills of soccer, including ball control, passing, shooting, and defense.
He stressed the importance of warm-up exercises and regular training to continuously improve soccer skills, listening carefully to the coaches, looking them in the eye when they speak during training, and most importantly remembering that the ultimate goal is to score a goal!
'It was a wonderful experience for my children to receive to be trained at such a high level," shared Takeshi Inzuka, whose 9 years old son participated in the skills clinic.
"Masao took time to answer my children's questions and it was such a valuable experience," added Saori Umetani.
One of the objectives of the soccer skills clinic was to promote the spirit of the sport, which was confirmed by 9-year-old Namin Sulanchupakorn, who considered himself lucky to learn some skills from a professional player.
In addition to the training, players received a goody bag containing a soccer ball and a T-shirt, as well as a certificate of participation from Mr Taichi Yasunaga of Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Ltd.
Every player received a goody bag containing a soccer ball and a T-shirt, as well as a certificate of participation from Mr.Taichi Yasunaga from Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Ltd., (extreme right) and Assistant Coach Mr.Komkwan Santiprachaichi (second right).
This is the first time Masao has trained students at an international school in Bangkok, and we look forward to more future collaboration to give the youth in our country the opportunity to develop soccer talent
(Left to Right) Sami Yosef, VERSO Admissions Director; Cameron Fox, Founding Head of VERSO; Masao Kiba; Chester Liang, Business Development Manager, VERSO; and Eakgapon Poyprakon, Sports Development Manager, VERSO.