Programme & age groups

Coaching course for football coaches
2nd – 6th July
daily 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Age group: 5 – 9 years (born 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Group A: 9th – 13th July & 16th – 20th July (no places available anymore)
Group B: 6th – 10th August & 13th – 17th August (no places available anymore)
daily 9.00 am to 3.30 pm

Age group: 10 – 14 years (born 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
Group A: 23rd – 27th July & 30th July – 3rd August (no places available anymore)
Group B: 20th – 24th August & 27th – 31st August (no places available anymore)
daily 9.00 am to 3.30 pm

Age group: 15 – 18 years (born 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)
Group A: 23rd – 27th July & 30th July – 3rd August
Group B: 6th – 10th August & 13th – 17th August (cancelled due to insufficient registrations)
daily 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm


The Football Holiday Camp 2012 is organised by THE BREWSTER TRUST, a registered Charity in Barbados. The trust’s mission is to promote, develop and improve football in Barbados with the aim of creating opportunities at all levels, especially for the youth. To impart the qualities of leadership, loyalty, sportsmanship, competitive ambition and the drive for academic excellence as well as discipline, fair play and respect is our ultimate goal, just as the fruitful co-operation with all national and international football stakeholders.


The coaches at the camp are alumni of Arsenal FC’s Gap Year Programmes 2011/2012. The Gap Year is open for young men and women over the age of 17. At the beginning of the programme Gap Year youngsters gain valuable qualifications in coaching, refereeing, first aid, child protection and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) whilst spending time coaching and teaching in local schools and community soccer schools in and around north London in order to build up confidence levels. THE BREWSTER TRUST is a partner of Arsenal FC and the Gap Year Programmes 2010 to 2013.
The coaching course is held by Tony David, an experienced Arsenal coach who runs the BTEC programme which is a two year diploma in coaching football. The Gappers are under the special guidance of Nathaniel P. Brewster, Vice-President and co-founder of THE BREWSTER TRUST.

Coaching course for football coaches

One approach of THE BREWSTER TRUST is to have qualified and experienced people who are dedicated to football and are willing to share their know-how. Arsenal’s approach fits perfectly with this philosophy. Taking the examples of Israel or Kenya, Arsenal in the Community has recruited, year by year, several gap year students to coach football. This is what THE BREWSTER TRUST sees as one important element towards coaching the coaches.
Beside the coaching week from 2nd to 6th July 2012 the participants are invited to assist the Gappers for the following eight weeks on a weekly or a permanent basis to put into action what they’ve learnt. Each coach must be available for the training week and should be available for at least one additional “Holiday Camp” week.
In last year’s camp the most outstanding participant at the coaching course had been awarded a coaching participation at the Arsenal Gap Year programme for one month. THE BREWSTER TRUST selected two coaches, Tito Beckles and Kirk Corbin, who will be with Arsenal FC the full month of August 2012.

“No sweet without sweat“
The most outstanding participant at the coaching course 2012, selected by the Organiser, will also be awarded a coaching participation at the next Arsenal Gap Year programme for one month which includes accommodation in England as well as travel costs.

Three age groups

The two-weeks programmes are all about the youth. The training sessions are age group and performance related and following THE BREWSTER TRUST’s mission it is football for everyone straight from the beginner, full of fun and surprises.
Coaching in several groups – coaches are assigned to groups to encourage familiarity with the young people. The coaches will work with that same group over the course of each two-weeks.
Coaching elements will be multifarious with a daily competition based on the session, basic passing techniques developing the range and accuracy of the players, developing the players’ basic dribbling and turning techniques like dribbling at speed, slalom dribbling, dribbling with turns incorporated, control sessions and heading sessions including aerial control with the focus on using various parts of the body like feet, knees or chest, basic techniques of shooting with a development focused on shooting with various parts of the strong and the weak feet, 3 vs 2 and 4 vs 3 shooting sessions and mini matches or a tournament at the end of the two weeks. This will be followed by presentations to all players as well as “Player of the Two-Weeks” and “Fair Play” awards being handed out.
We have been asked to extend the duration, so we doubled it and are offering two two-weeks programmes for each age group which allow more children the opportunity to participate. When you register for the camp you have to choose only one group. It is possible to attend another two weeks, but only if space is available.


The Football Holiday Camp will be held at the football field at Queen’s College, Husbands, St. James; security, drop-off and pick-up zones as well as parking are organised; venue partner Queen’s College provides changing rooms, toilets and bathrooms – and of course a “lost and found”. We don’t want to miss to thank Principal Dr. Browne and his team for the hospitality and the generous support.


The camp opens on Mondays to Fridays from 8.00 am (earliest drop off) to 4.00 pm (latest pick up) for the age groups 5 – 9 years and 10 – 14 years; the sessions start punctually at 9.00 am and end at 3.30 pm. Besides drinking and fruit breaks all participants will have lunch together.
The camp opens on Mondays to Fridays from 3.30 pm (earliest drop off) to 7.00 pm (latest pick up) for the age groups 15 – 18 years; the sessions start punctually at 4.00 pm and end at 6.30 pm. Besides drinking and fruit breaks all participants will get a snack.

Annotation: rain doesn’t stop us from playing football as well as public holidays or bank holidays.

Lunch, snack & drinks

Mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body.
THE BREWSTER TRUST developed a special meal plan for the Football Holiday Camp 2012 with typical football food like vegetable rice, spaghetti, grilled fish, steamed vegetables and fresh juices for lunch with fruit breaks between the sessions or healthy snacks for the evening sessions.
Camp Partner Barbados Bottling Company takes care of appropriate beverages like isotonic Powerade.

Insurance coverage

For every registered participant THE BREWSTER TRUST is contracting insurance cover with a special sport package for the duration of the camp.
This includes for example accident medical, deductible, co-insurance factor and also maximum per visit to doctor’s office, hospital & home, specialist consultation benefits or physiotherapy.


All coaches are familiar with First Aid. The further medical facility consists of a special ambulance service and present physiotherapists. THE BREWSTER TRUST thanks REHABWORKS, Health Fitness & Performance Centre, Belleville, St. Michael for their generous support.


Campers just need football boots, but most important is to be motivated and to have fun. Every participant receives a shirt, short, socks and shinpads – all supplied by THE BREWSTER TRUST in close co-operation with PUMA.

Children with disabilities

As a matter of course THE BREWSTER TRUST offers the Football Holiday Camp 2012 also to children with disabilities. Any special requirements can be discussed prior to registration with the organiser.

Camp hotline

For any questions, feedback, comments, support – we are there to help:

Russell Hopper
Administrative Manager
phone: 826-8003

Axel Bernhardt
phone: 836-7813

Contact details

THE BREWSTER TRUST {registered charity N° 825}
GH House, 4th Floor
Trents, St. James, BB24017
phone: 419-4300
fax: 419-4302

Consider discipline, fair play and respect for the game.