Due to regional conflicts in Indonesia, Rinto had to move several times in his childhood before he was able to settle down and study. Although he didn’t have any experience in playing football, he wanted to be a coach and work with children. Together with 4 other Young Coaches he now trains over 80 kids.

My Story

“I grew up on one of the very small Maluku islands. Due to regional conflicts my family moved to safer places and finally to Ambon which is the capital of the province. There I could study and graduate in physical education.

At the university I got to know ASA Foundation, which later asked me to join Scort and the FCSA education programme. I said yes, even though I had no experience in football.

After module 1 with the FCSA I was very enthusiastic and initiated football trainings in Ambon. I faced a lot of problems because I lacked coaching and management experience. Too many children were interested and I didn’t know how to handle them all.

Then I studied the FCSA workbook and different techniques and I got plenty of advice from the instructors during module 2, on how to train and motivate the kids. I became better and better. Then I started a football school in a different part of Maluku. There were very few other schools and the children were so motivated, they signed up in crowds. I couldn’t handle so many and shared my coaching knowledge with peers to reach more children and increase our impact. Now we are four Young Coaches and do activities with 80 children. But there are still many more who want to come, so I have to make a selection.

I am grateful for this Young Coach education. It has changed my life. It made me more confident, I improved my communication skills so much, and can convince others to join and work with me. I feel more respected.”

Quick Facts
  • Young Coach Education in Indonesia (2014/2015)
  • ASA Foundation
  • Indonesian
  • 7 Peer Young Coaches
  • 80 Benefitting Children