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May 11, 2012 03:14 PM

Coaches from the Jordanian Soccer Federation and other members spent a entired day at the Indiana Soccer headquarters on Monday, May 14th to learn more about the methodologies that are implemented in the United States, specifically in Indiana to educate parents, coaches and players.  One of the main goals for the coaches from Jordan was to learn how the methodologies utilized in Indiana can be used to improve the level of soccer in Jordan, and how the sport can be part of a strategy to enhance relationships among members in communities regardless of gender and other characteristics, thus promote understanding and peace. 

Steve Franklin, known by the Jordanians as "Capitan Steve" led the group in a series of presentations where staff members from Indiana Soccer share what they do and the programs they make sure have the impact expected among youth and adult members that the organization serves.

At the end of the day, Jordanians participated with young american players in some soccer activities ran by former director of education of Indiana Soccer, Vince Ganzberg that clearly showed that soccer is an international sport that can serve as a way to integrate communities regardless of the socio-economic and cultural background.

The Jordanian group will stay in Indianapolis for a couple more days to visit places that make Indianapolis special such as the Lucas Oil stadium, the NCAA headquarters and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

You can find out more about the Jordan coaching exchange program by visiting our website at: .