We are Global Athlete Project（GAP). We established in 2011 by Eiji Kawashima, a Japan Soccer national team goal keeper, now playing in the France League.
■To spread enlightenment of the importance of the commanding languages in order to play active parts in global community, and to support acquiring of language skills for Japanese athletes who are trying to play globally.
■To provide the environment where children can learn languages and have fun through various sports activities, and to foster global-minded world citizens.
■To support a second career for retired professional athletes who have played and participated in a global environment,with fluent language skills.
GAP started “Soccer x English” school in July 2014 as one of language support programs to help children learn English through fun soccer training. 20 schools have been already opened in Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa. Moreover, GAP developed and produced an English learning drill book and a mobile phone application, both now on sale, and is going to carry on a variety of ‘Sports x Language Learning’ projects.
【Message from Global Athlete Project】
“When I was a child, ten minutes were the maximum that I could concentrate while studying at my desk, but I could go on for many hours with any sport activities. I imagine that the combination of sports which children like and English learning is the best way to make children interested in learning, continue learning and improve their skills. I am sure there are a lot of children out there just like me. ‘Sports x Language’ projects are coming from my experience, and we are trying to offer many kinds of projects along the line.” –Ryusuke Tanaka Founder of GAP
【We need you!】
We need soccer / dance coaches from various nationalities for our ‘Soccer x English’ / ‘Cheerleading/Cheer dance x English’ schools. We look for the coaches who can work with us.
The purpose of the schools are not to improve techniques of soccer /cheerleading/cheer dance, but to provide a fun English learning environment. Children can learn English in an enjoyable way soccer, cheerleading and cheer dance and they will build global-mindedness.
Why don’t you join us in helping kids enjoy sport and learning English?
Coaching (soccer / cheerleading/cheer dance with English) kids (kindergarten and elementary school ) based on the mission and philosophy of Global Athlete Project.
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■likes talking with, playing with, and spending time with kids.
■fun, energetic, outgoing, healthy, creative, flexible.
■enjoy sports ,especially soccer / cheerleading/cheer dance.(previous coaching soccer / cheerleading/cheer dance for kids experience is advantageous)
■interested in child education. （previous experience teaching K-7 in Japan is advantageous.)
■has valid visa (student and working holiday are OK.)
Again the purpose of the schools are not aimed at increasing soccer and/or cheerleading/cheer dance skills, we do not require certified coaches. Rather, we need person who can enjoy soccer / cheerleading/cheer dance with children, taking care of them, and communicating warmly with them, in English.
Please contact us and let’s bring up children to be global-minded citizens of Japan through ‘Sport x English’ schools!!
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