The joy that Girls United created in every person who participated in this project was super exciting.
— Coach Checo
 

OVERVIEW

Volunteers will receive an intensive coaching course to prepare for the field, as well as a Spanish language course to equip you with the right basic language skills to interact with the girls and local community. You will be introduced to the Girls United methodology, and learn to provide fun, engaging and challenging sessions that implement our methodology.


LOCATION

We are located in a municipality of Bacalar, in the State of Quintana Roo. The town has the perfect mixture of natural beauty and culture, making it the ideal spot to explore Mexico.   

Quintana Roo is a state on the Yucatán Peninsula. It borders Belize, Guatemala, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Its central location in the American continent makes it a great spot for any travellers wishing to go south, towards Central and South America or north, towards North America.

 
I would describe the experience as worthwhile and uplifting. The location is truly an undiscovered paradise.
— Coach Will Billson

ACCOMODATION

All volunteer coaches are housed in modern, secure, safe shared accommodation, within a 5-min walk from Club Bacalar training pitch.


A Typical VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

MONDAY - THURSDAY:

MORNING
Review training session from previous day and plan following session.

AFTERNOON
Coach two sessions with your coaching partner.

EVENING
Free time to relax, cool-off with a swim in the Bacalar Lagoon or walk around town.

 

FRIDAY:

Match day - take the girls to competitive matches and/or tournaments. 

SATURDAY:

Go on an adventure to a nearby sight and explore the Yucatán Peninsula!

SUNDAY:

Play football with GU staff and locals


ABOUT THE SESSIONS

 

Our weekly sessions are split across our Bacalar Club as well as within the surrounding rural communities.

 

BECOME A COACH AND MAKE A CHANGE

If you have any questions about the International Coaching Programme, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can even arrange for you to chat with a coach from our previous programmes to find out about their experience.