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Ottmar Hitzfeld visits Laureus Street Soccer

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Laureus Foundation Board Member and world-renowned football coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, together with Stéphane Chapuisat, the most successful Swiss player of all time, visited the Laureus Street Soccer project in Bern and was impressed by the results.
Through ‘Laureus street soccer’, young people can not only play football - the new participants of street football league are also being trained to become coaches. 
The first 30 young people have now been certified in the programme in Bern and Zurich. Participants were trained in conflict resolution, motivation training and development of team development. In addition, tactics, planning and implementation of a tournament and the development of fair play methods.

Patron Ottmar Hitzfeld was enthusiastic about the training. He said: "Through the coaching program, the social skills of the players will be further developed. Sport is an excellent means to young people.”
Under the patronage of Ottmar Hitzfeld, the street football league will take place at over 100 locations in Switzerland. The focus is on the easy access to the football, which provides the framework for learning areas as conflict management, civil courage and fairness