Why Coach Soccer? How to have fun doing it.Warren Buffet
might not understand
soccer, but when he said, "Tell me your heroes and Ill tell you how your life will end up", he was onto something.When it comes to coaching,
a say but few are willing to turn their words into action and take a team even under 8s which is where yours truly started. How may You enjoy coaching soccer?
Let me count the ways: 1. Coach your kids
and you get to spend more measure
with them at something you may help them have fun at AND enjoy mastering new skills.
2. Coaching young many people
of any age gives you the opportunity to have a massive and important influence
on the future of your community and country! This is not just talk. Ask any adult who has played sport for a while and there is a nice
chance the had dazzling everybody who we are
3. You will be remembered for all the right reasons
and kids will copy your example. There are no less than 3 grand coaches I remember until I left town at 17. Mr Nicolas (Fatherly man who really cared and It was much appreciate) Mr Edgar (fantastic accent I still havent mastered but he was fair and encouraging), and lastly Bobby Feed the Bear Mutter (A burly Scotsman whose belief in me propelled my confidence sky high, I can still hear him call, Whos the boss Richard? Show him whos the boss!
4. You get to develop skills in something you have a passion for
and coaching soccer skills is full of challenge and rewards.
5. Get a life!
No longer wandering the streets looking for something or sitting in front of the TV, rock up to your local soccer club or school and Im sure there will be opportunities to add a new dimension to your life and the lives of others.
6. Build contacts
in your community and neighborhood. If you coach kids they have parents and they have lives too that may provide a distinctive way
to help you with something in your life.
7. Leadership, responsibility, and commitment
all have their own rewards and these are abundant when you coach soccer.
8. If you are a player in a club you get praise
from members in the club, you get on the in with the other coaches in case you wanted to advance a career in this way, and you get some equipment to utilize whenever you want to improve your own game.
9. It will add to your attractiveness
to employers as coaching soccer or any sport, shows the attributes above. These are easily re-worded to suit the job type. E.g. Active Member of my Community. It shows commitment, reliability, purpose, and that you may get out of bed in the morning.
10. Personal satisfaction.
Winning your competition, one game, or having kept a bunch of all the people happy and off the streets. Plus you are involved doing what you love, Soccer (sport).
I once coached soccer at a local high school and these young boys (11 and 12 yrs) came to class with short black pen marked on the top of their wrists and hands What is that for?, I asked, We are
Mr. Kerr-Bell they said! Never under estimate your power.
There are many coaching videos, courses (fairly often run by your local Soccer Club), books and other coaches to help you. A dazzling way to start is to support the coach, be a manager, or gear minder person and learn that way. Showing up to practices to help is also useful.
Coaching soccer is a full on commitment that reflects everything the Real Madrids and Manchester United coaches knowledge (except the funds
and chance off being replaced if you lose!)
So enjoy the rush of excitement and adrenaline that coaching gives on matchday
(PS. Look up soccer club directory online in the search box or thumb through your phonebook to find a club near you.) Get out there coaching soccer and build a difference
and remember, if you are there for the game or kids... you have already won.
By Richard Kerr-Bell