CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZABETH GOMEZ
Brazilian SC Logo
For devoted soccer families moving to Okinawa, there are a few choices for play. The best option for our family proved to be the Brazilian Soccer Club, coached by professional trainer Roberto Iwashita.
We began with summer soccer camps to get a feel for the club. Having just come from the madness of a stateside competitive soccer organization, we were looking for training and coaching without politics. After a year with the club, our family remains sure that we have found what suits our daughter’s needs best.
The kids come from a variety of backgrounds. Japanese children mingle with Brazilian and American players. Communication ranges from English to Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. I love that my child learns about other cultures and languages while working on her favorite sport!
Games and tournaments are mainly held with Japanese opponents who are sharply skilled. While sometimes the kids find themselves outplayed, they never go a game without learning and improving. Additionally, the players are exposed to traditional soccer on a variety of field sizes, futsal, and beach soccer.
Please visit the website for more information on how to participate in summer camps or obtain a tryout for the fall season.
For help in English and further information, you may write to me at: [email protected]