Archive | March, 2011

More to Do in Buenos Aires!

28 Mar

Are you excited about coming to Buenos Aires? Make sure to check out all that this great city has to offer! Of course there are several football tours and seminars to attend, including training sessions and friendly matches, but there is so much more the city has to offer.

While in Buenos Aires, you must witness the great art of tango. See a show, take lessons, and tour the best places to catch dancers doing what they do best. Being in Buenos Aires will give you the opportunity to see where this beautiful dance originated.

Choose from the many tours available that most interest you. From the Evita museum to a natural park and market tour, enjoy learning more about Argentina’s rich culture. Don’t forget to get a taste of Argentina’s best food and wine as well. Go to an Argentine BBQ (known locally as asado) to taste some of our best meats and savor our finest wine on a wine tour.
You can even get outside of the city and visit Argentina’s other memorable sites. Visit Mendoza, Bariloche, Iguazu Falls, the coast, or even Uruguay. During your stay, Buenos Aires Cup is more than happy to help organize any request. Enjoy your stay!

BA Cup en la Radio!

21 Mar

La organización de Buenos Aires Cup visitó el progama de radio, “Solo Fútbol Femenino” para discutir la problemática del género en éste deporte tanto en Argentina cómo en el resto del mundo. La estrella de fútbol femenino en Argentina, jugadora de River Plate María Pía junto a Diego Guacci ex DT River Plate, ambos miembros de BA Cup, fueron los encargados de hablar de la situación que atravieza éste deporte en la Argentina, argumentando el por qué se necesita más reconocimento tanto a nivel nacional como global.

El equipo de BA Cup, habló de las diferencias que hay en la educación del fútbol en EE.UU y Argentina, y cómo nuestro torneo aspira a cambiar el pensamiento del fútbol femenino en éste país.

En la entrevista, que duró 2 horas, también se habló de que manera el torneo le va a dar la oportunidad a las chicas de la Villa 31 de vivir una experiencia en el fútbol cómo ésta, de los equipos de diferentes partes del mundo que ya se inscribieron y más información sobre el torneo. Vamos a publicar la gravación del show pronto!!

Buenos Aires Cup recently went on “Solo Futbol Feminino”, a weekly radio show, to discuss women’s soccer in Argentina and around the world. Soccer stars Maria Pia and Diego Guacci were among the BA Cup members to weigh in on why women’s soccer in Argentina deserves not only national, but global recognition. The BA Cup staff talked about how soccer in the United States differed from Argentina, and how the upcoming tournament hopes to reshape the viewpoint of women’s soccer in Argentina.

This two hour interview also discussed what how the tournament will incorporate the girls from Villa 31, the teams signed up to play and more information about the tournament. The full radio clip will be posted shortly!!

Gracias a Santiago de Chile

16 Mar

Por Ian McIlwain, Director de Buenos Aires Cup

Quisiera agradecer muchísimo a los clubes, escuelas de fútbol, universidades, colegios, y escuelas secundarias quienes asistieron a nuestra presentación que realizamos en la embajada Argentina en Santiago, Chile. Todos nos hicieron sentir muy cómodos y regresamos a Buenos Aires entusiasmados sobre la recepción recibida sobre nuestro torneo. No nos sorprendió ver como los técnicos, los instructores, los dirigentes y los padres apoyan el futbol juvenil. Hemos fortalecido cada una de nuestras categorías, tanto masculinas como femeninas con los equipos que se inscribieron de Chile.

Fuimos recibos por la Embajada de Argentina en Chile, y particularmente por Galaguer Manuel Salas, Jefe del área de deporte, cultura y educación. El dijo, “La Embajada de Argentina da su aporte y patrocinio institucional a Buenos Aires Cup 2011, eso siendo un evento deportivo y social importante”. El público de nuestras presentaciones tuvo que aguantar mi horrible español y esperar con paciencia mientras hablaba lentamente, hasta que habló Damian Lara, nuestro director nacido en Argentina quien contesto expertamente todas las preguntas.

Mi aprendizaje del idioma se amplío en Chile y en conversaciones con amigos tuve la oportunidad de aprender de Mauricio Illesca, Director de la escuela de fútbol Futuro Azul, la razón del por qué una Chilena se llama así!

Acá hay un video de un claro ejemplo de unaChilena, de Rivaldo jugando para Barcelona:

De hecho, uno de los seminarios que vamos a presentar durante la semana del torneo va a ser un repaso divertido del idioma de fútbol y todas las formas diferentes para decir los dichos comunes usados muchos durante un partido…. En Inglaterra llamamos pasando la pelota entre las piernas de un adversario un “nutmeg”, pero en Sud America se llama un “caño” que significa tubo comparado a “nutmeg” que significa nuez moscada en español! Estoy seguro que hay veinte palabras más para decir lo mismo.

Hablando de los seminarios, el fútbol femenino se esta desarrollando muy rápido en Chile y nos puso contentos contarles a los técnicos y equipos sobre el Segundo congreso de la mujer y deporte que va a tomar marco en nuestro torneo, y además todos los eventos focalizados en fútbol femenino durante la copa. En la organización del seminario se encuentra el instructor FIFA, Diego A. Guacci. El programa va a incluir especialistas con diversas formaciones y áreas deportivas como la piscología, nutrición, medicina deportiva, técnica, táctica, y sistemas del juego.

Tuvimos la oportunidad de conocer junto al director de deportes, el Instituto Nacional de Deporte en Chile (I.N.D), y aprender más sobre su proyecto dedicado a formar 1000 escuelas de fútbol en todo el país. Compartieron con nosotros el interés y el desafío que tienen en capacitar a sus técnicos en el área femenina. Nosotros creemos y esperamos que nuestros seminarios van a contribuir con eso. Esperamos poder colaborar con el I.N.D durante los próximos meses para traer equipos representativos de su programo de 1000 escuelas de fútbol.

Para culminar un viaje increíble, nos juntamos con Paris Viajes, quienes están desarrollando un programa para promocionar el torneo con estudiantes, técnicos, y organizaciones juveniles en todo Latino América….más sobre eso en el futuro!

Abrazo de gol,
Ian

Gracias a Santiago de Chile

14 Mar

By Ian McIlwain, Tournament Director

I would like to say a huge thanks to all the clubs, football schools, universities, colleges and secondary schools who attended our recent presentations at the Embassy of Argentina in Santiago de Chile. We were made to feel very welcome, and flew back to Buenos Aires excited about the reception that the tournament received. We were not at all surprised to see first-hand how passionate the coaches, instructors, managers and parents are about supporting youth football, and I believe we have strengthened every one of our categories, male and female, with the teams that have signed up from Chile.

We were hosted by the Embassy of Argentina in Chile, and in particular by Galaguer Manuel Salas, Head of Culture, who said, ¨The Embassy of Argentina gives its institutional sponsorship and full support for Buenos Aires Cup 2011, this being a major social and sporting event.” The audiences for our video presentations were also subjected to my terrible Spanish, and sat patiently as I stumbled through before Damian Lara, our Buenos Aires-born Director expertly helped with all the questions. My Spanish language education continued when I had the chance to learn from Mauricio Illesca, Director of the Futuro Azul Soccer School, why in South America an overhead or bicycle-kick goal is referred to as a Chilena!

Here is Rivaldo’s famous example playing for Barcelona:

By the way, one of many seminars that will be available during our tournament week is going to be a fun review of the language of football, and all the different ways to say those common phrases used in the game …. In England we call dribbling the ball through an opponents’ legs a nutmeg, but in South America it’s a caño, which literally translated means ‘tube’ and I’m sure there’s twenty ways to say it!

Talking about seminars, women’s football is developing very quickly in Chile and we were pleased to let the coaches and teams there know about the 2nd Annual Congress for Women in Sport and the Development of Women’s Football that will be happening during the tournament. Leading and organizing the seminar is FIFA instructor, Diego A. Guacci. The program will include specialists from a diverse array of sport backgrounds such as psychology, nutrition, sports medicine, technique, tactics, and systems of play.

We had the fantastic opportunity to meet with the minister of sports at Instituto Nacional de Deporte de Chile, and hear about their project for launching 1000 soccer schools throughout the country. They shared with us that one challenge for the program is enabling coaches specifically for coaching girls so we hope that our development program will help. We are looking forward to collaborating with the Instituto Nacional de Deporte over the coming months to bring representative teams from the soccer school program.

To top off a fantastic visit, we also met with Paris Viajes who are developing a program to promote the tournament with students, coaches, and youth organizations throughout Latin America … more on this soon!

Abrazo de gol,
Ian

Informacion de BA Cup

9 Mar


By Diego Guacci

En el marco del torneo “BUENOS AIRES CUP” se llevara a cabo el 2do Congreso de la Mujer, el Deporte y el Fútbol Femenino (www.mujerdeporteyfutfem.es.tl ) la cordinación esta a cargo del Instructor FIFA Prof. Diego A. Guacci. El mismo contara con la presencia de especialistas de diversas areas del deporte, donde puede mencionar Psicologia, Nutrición, Medicina Deportiva, Preparación Física, Técnica – Táctica y Sistemas de juegos.
Entre los profesionales que impartiran el seminario podemos mencionar la presencia del Licenciado en Psicologia en el Deporte del Club A. River Plate Lic. Pablo Nigro y del ambito internacional el Lic. Juan Pablo Favero que fué Coach Soccer en cuatro universidades de Estados Unidos, y ahora trabaja en Coaching y Consultoría en Brasil y Chile, entre otros.

During the tournament, Buenos Aires Cup will host the 2nd annual congress for women in sport and the development of women’s football (www.mujerdeporteyfutfem.es.tl). Leading and organizing the seminar is FIFA instructor, Diego A. Guacci. The program will include specialists from a diverse array of sport backgrounds such as Psychology, Nutrition, Sports Medicine, Sports Training, Technique, Tactics, and systems of play.

Among the guest speakers and specialists, we are happy to announce the presence of Dr. Pablo Nigro, licensed Sport Psychologist for Club River Plate’s premier division A, as well as international guest Juan Pablo Favero, a soccer coach in four universities in the US and currently works as a coach and consultant in Brasil, Chile, and other countries around the world. Stay tuned for the full agenda and topics of discussion.

BA Cup’s New Training Center

8 Mar

Want more football training in Buenos Aires? BA Cup is offering 10-day elite training sessions for both teams and individuals. Training will take place at the first private center of Argentina, which was founded 10 years ago and specializes in training high performance players. Both professional and amateur players are welcome to complete these training sessions in order to improve quality and skills of the players.

Training begins by focusing on touch, ball handling, attacking, defense, speed, vision, and more to enhance the individual’s understanding and execution of football technique. We seek to teach the understanding of fundamentals, which allows players to work together as a whole and improve, adapt and manage their responsibilities on the field.

This training ground is best known as the meeting place between Pele and Maradona over 30 years ago, and has seen some of the best football players in history participate in matches. In this training, players will play against 1st division teams of the AFA. This all inclusive 10-day training is sure to improve the skill, determination and drive of any football player.



Bienvenido Chivas de Guadalajara

3 Mar

Adrian E. Flores Iñiguez, Gerente Relaciones Internacionales & Eventos de Futbol Chivas, confirmó su paticipación en Buenos Aires Cup 2011. El flamante club mexicano sera representado por su categoría 94.

Adrián Flores comentó “será una experiencia muy buena para nuestros jugadores, Buenos Aires Cup será la fiesta del fútbol juvenil”.

“Estamos muy contentos en tener a Chivas en Buenos Aires Cup 2011, jugadores de ese plantel pronto los veremos jugando en primera división de las mejores ligas internacionales” — Damián Lara Director

Conocé más sobre Chivas Cat. 94 hacé click en estos links:
http://www.facebook.com/buenosairescup
http://www.chivascampeon.com/noticialist.php?notip=sub_17

Welcome Chivas of Guadalajara

Adrian E. Flores Iñiguez, Manager of International Relations and Events for the Chivas, confirmed the club’s participation in Buenos Aires Cup 2011. The prestigious club from Mexico will present a team from the ’94 age group.

Adrian Flores commented, “this will be a great experience for our players, Buenos Aires Cup will be a youth soccer festival”.

“We are very happy to have the Chivas be part of Buenos Aires Cup 2011, we will soon see these players on first division teams in the best international leagues,” said Damian Lara, Director BA Cup.

Find out more about the ’94 Chivas team by clicking on these links:
http://www.facebook.com/buenosairescup
http://www.chivascampeon.com/noticialist.php?notip=sub_17