GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Fall 2017 Docomo Pacific Soccer Moms League concludes

[November 6, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Over 200 players, coaches and officials completed their final matches of the Docomo Pacific 9th Soccer Moms League Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center and many can’t wait for the next season to start.

“I love playing in the Docomo Pacific Soccer Moms League because it’s fun and it’s a way to exercise at the same time,” said Lucele Leon Guerrero, who plays for the Islanders DOMinators. “It’s also great meeting new people and getting back into the sport since high school. I first joined in the Spring of 2015 and since then, I’ve noticed there are always new moms joining the league. As a mom, having this league just for us is so nice; a lot of us surprise ourselves on the field – being able to play even if our knees are hurting, or outdoors when it’s hot, sometimes I think how amazing it is that we could do it all.

“Over the two years that I’ve played in the league, the main difference now for me is that I feel more confident when I’m out on the field. When I first started, I wouldn’t want to try to run up, I always found myself staying back. Our coach would always tell me to move forward and now I can see the difference it makes,” the Dededo resident added.

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Achieve Your Goals women's event attracts over 100

[September 9, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Over 100 women braved rainy conditions to take part in opening week activities of the 6th Semiannual TakeCare Achieve Your Goals Women’s Soccer Event Thursday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Registered participants engaged in various skills stations on the pitch with GFA’s licensed coaches and at the end of the night, many completed an hour of classroom instruction in the event’s Introduction to Soccer licensing coaching course. Participants elected to take part in the skills festival, the coaching course, or both in the new, six-week format concluding Oct. 12.

“This is actually my first time joining the event and I really like it so far,” said C.J. Cayanan, one of the event participants who selected to take part in both modules of the event.

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Soccer Moms begin Docomo Pacific league 9th season

[September 3, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] After a week delay in the original kick off date of the Docomo Pacific Soccer Moms League, five teams took to the pitch Sunday to officially usher in the league's ninth season at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Docomoms played its season opener against the Warriors with one of two 4 p.m. kick off slots of the day. The Queen Cobras played against Wings Momdeshiko also at 4 p.m., followed the Dededo Disasters against Tsunami at 5 p.m. The other match played at 5 p.m. featured Femme Fatale Moms against Latte Strong.

The league's other team, the Islanders DOMinators, played a friendly match against the Tumon Typhoons starters team.

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New Achieve Your Goals Women's Event set for Sept. 7

[August 31, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Women wanting to get involved in the sport of soccer will have a grand opportunity with the upcoming TakeCare Achieve Your Goals Women’s Soccer Event set to begin Sept. 7 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

New to the event is a six-week format on Thursday evenings instead of a single, day-long festival, as well as the addition of a coaching certificate course specifically for grassroots-level coaches. The coaching course will be facilitated by GFA Technical Director Belinda Wilson, who also is a FIFA Women’s Coaching instructor, and Dominic Gadia, GFA’s Coach Education Development Officer.

“The Achieve Your Goals event is a great avenue for women to get involved in the sport of football, in the hopes of developing a lifelong passion for the sport, while more importantly, moving toward a healthier lifestyle,” Wilson said.

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Teams face new challenges in 2017 women's rec soccer

[February 21, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] New challenges continue for teams in the Guam Football Association Women’s Intermediate Recreational Soccer League, as the league moves into Week 2 with format changes incorporated in the new Spring 2017 season.

Among the changes are two additional players on the pitch per team for a 9-A-Side format and the enforcement of the offside rule by league referees on a larger playing pitch.

“The changes aren’t too difficult, it’s just that we have to worry about more things now, especially the offside rule,” said Wagina Nauta of the Matson Heat/Cobras after the team’s match against FC Barrigada Crusaders. “Last season, we played 7-A-Side and no offside, so our coach (Fred Esteves) is helping us adjust to the changes.

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