After weeks of deliberation, sharing ideas back and forth between the Kumba and Pittsburgh offices of CFDP, we have finally agreed on the theme for the 2014 Fall Season. It was with great care that we took into consideration the situation of our youth in Kumba as well as boys and girls in areas where we have laid the groundwork for expansion: Ndu in the Northwest Region and Mamfe in the Southwest Region.
This season, the theme will be PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY with a focus on: Time management, Fair play, and Good Sportsmanship. Coaches will familiarize themselves with these topics during CFDP’s Coaches Clinics planned for the coming weeks. Once the season kicks off, coaches will incorporate teaching these values to their players with Coaches Across Continents games and small group discussions to enhance their practices.
Our vision by the end of the season:
Practices and games will start on time with the teams exchanging handshakes (an international gesture of Goodwill) and be played with a “no yellow cards” mentality with specific attention to the quality play without infraction.
Members of the Cameroon Community in Pittsburgh joined staff and volunteers of Cameroon Football Development Program (CFDP) at Highmark Stadium on Saturday, September 6th for the final home game of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Professional Soccer Team. The United Soccer League (USL) Pro Team has donated dozens of boxes of soccer equipment to support the CFDP’s sport-based youth development programs in Cameroon since 2011. On this night, youth players from the Riverhounds Development Academy and Century United F.C. joined youth from the Cameroon Community of Pittsburgh for the traditional “jersey exchange” to symbolize the connection the beautiful game creates between youth in Pittsburgh and in Kumba, where the majority of CFDP’s programs run.