The purpose of the method handbook
This method handbook is a central part of the Female Coach Development Program. We have documented and developed methods for how leadership training for women can be implemented. Continuous learning throughout the education program – developing a method and formulating best practices – has been a key goal.
By making our lessons learned from the program easily accessible in this method handbook, and by conducting these educational efforts, we want women’s football in particular and sports in general, to be given the opportunity to continue to develop.
By making our lessons easily accessible in this method handbook, we want the concept to be disseminated, which can increase young girls’ interest in getting involved in sports in the future. The method handbook should be easily accessible so that as many people as possible can share our experiences and start up leadership training courses focusing on girls and women.
Based on what the girls’ conditions look like, both in South Africa and in Sweden, it is far from obvious that girls are even allowed to have leisure time employment. With this method handbook we now give them the opportunity to grow both as individuals and leaders, something that strengthens them far beyond the football pitch.