In July 2013 Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat received a donation in used soccer gear from Smart Soccer Academy, through World Leadership School and carried to Costa Rica by WLS partner school Presbyterian Day School – that propelled them to launch a permanent Saturday Soccer School at la Guaria soccer pitch every Saturday morning from 8am-10am.
Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat brings the equipment, snack and juice and we practice and play with kids of all ages (under 17) in a non competitive setting, completely free for participants, with no requirements for specific clothes or shoes (since that usually excludes most of the kids that want to play!!).
We have a local coach who volunteers his time, Gerardo Miranda, who Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat has supported with a $1000 scholarship for an official training, improving his profesional coaching qualifications.
Visitors are always welcome to join us for practice on Saturday mornings and we are always looking for volunteers to support the program and donations to help cover the program costs and donations in kind of new or gently used equipment.