Pro11 Samba Soccer
In collaboration with Barr Al Jissah, the Pro11 Team have introduced the very first Samba Soccer School in Muscat. The first Samba sessions will be held every Saturday from the 4th of November 2017 at the Al Mazaar Edutainment Centre, Bar Al Jissah, near to the Shangri-La Hotel.
Samba Soccer Training will be held in three batches, and split based on age group. Training for children aged 4 – 8 years takes place from 9am to 10am, followed by 10am to 11am for children aged 9 – 12 years, and lastly from 11am to 12noon for children aged 13 – 16 years.
A mix between Futsal and Beach Football, Samba Soccer has been played in Brazil for many years, and many of the world's greatest ever players, including Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo, Ronhaldinho and Messi, have displayed the benefits of this style of training on the world stage.
The Pro11 Academy puts a huge emphasis on ball mastery and making players technically comfortable to receive the ball in all kinds of pressure situations.
Samba Soccer is perfectly in line with this style of training, in fact, Research has shown that this style of Soccer leaves players touching the ball 200% more than regular Soccer training.
”We coach players with relevant techniques, depending on their age and ability, to fun samba music, enabling them to use a variety of skills to remember each training drill that will stay with them for life. Our professional coaches provide a training structure, but players are encouraged to express themselves with their own creativity at every opportunity”, said Peter Mountford, Academy Manager at Pro11.
He added “we are pleased to have partnered with Barr Al Jissah for this new soccer venture, their facilities at Al Mazaar are a perfect fit for our programme and will provide the perfect venue to ensure the students make the most of this fantastic opportunity” .
Commenting on the introduction of the new programme Firas Matraji, the CEO of Barr Al Jissah said, “Samba Soccer is a great addition to the range of healthy activities offered here at Al Mazaar. We want to encourage a more healthy and sports-oriented lifestyle amongst children, as well as promote greater involvement with the local community in Muscat.
This ongoing programme caters not only to the aspiring soccer players of tomorrow, but just about any child with an interest or flair for sports. The professional trainers at Pro11 are amongst the best in the country, and given the love for Soccer in the sultanate, I am confident Samba Soccer will be a grand success for young football lovers.”