The program we follow at FutboLISTAS is based on a method with three fundamental, general objectives:
1. Promote healthy habits, both physical and mental.
2. Foster girls’ confidence in themselves and their peers.
3. Further the development of young women, personally and professionally.
To achieve these goals, we combine football drills with English practice, reinforcement of life values, talks with professional mentors, and socio-emotional learning that fosters empowerment.
Considering the basis of our method, we organize the trainings entirely in English and in the follow way:
1st: Warm-up and football exercises.
2nd: Break. Practice English and values with various games, books, and discussions about female athletes. Once a month, we organize talks with professional women who explain how the values we learn on the football field can have an impact on their professional careers.
3rd: Continue with football exercises, now relating them back to the values covered during the break. Finally, we close the session with a friendly match.
These activities are always developed taking into account the different ages and levels of English of our girls. In this way, everyone can learn and enjoy the experience without being left behind.
To meet the objectives of the program through our trainings, we follow a calendar in which there are five thematic units. Each unit corresponds to a life value: teamwork, leadership, perseverance, communication, and responsibility.
Each value is the center of focus for about five or six weeks, depending on the value in question, and activities are developed parallel to the school year. Thus, in each trimester, we work on different competencies.
Our mentors are professional women who live in Seville. They come once a month to share their personal stories, introduce our girls to different career paths, and talk about the importance of leadership, communication, teamwork, perseverance, and preparation both on and off the field.
In this fashion, girls obtain tangible, female references who encourage them to continue training to be whatever it is they dream of being. For this very reason, our mentors come from very diverse, professional fields. To date, we have had the pleasure of featuring engineers, teachers, journalists, writers, & psychologists, among others. At the end of the day, this is one of many activities we implement to motivate the girls to be much more than just athletes.
Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goal
The FutboLISTAS program includes several Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Thus, we do our part to make Seville and its surroundings a more sustainable area. Specifically, our impact is directly related to the following goals:
FutboLISTAS is a non-profit entity. Thanks to donations we improve services and give scholarships. Any help will serve to continue redefining football in Seville and Spain.
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