Coaching soccer is so much more than teaching the game. Anyone who spent half an hour with kids on the field must have realized that coaching is one of the greatest opportunities to impact a growing person’s character. With this opportunity comes great responsibility. A great coach can influence a child to develop good work habits, self-discipline, a healthy self-confidence and respect toward team mates and opponents. S/he can help kids develop a passion for a sport and a healthy life style; all of which can turn a person’s life toward a very positive direction. On the other hand, a coach who does not care can destroy an otherwise talented child’s interest for a sport and can give them the message that they can’t succeed in anything.
This site gathers information for soccer coaches who care. It doesn’t matter if you coach 3 year olds, or 18 year olds, they will look up to you. Some will only want you to show techniques, tactics of the game and good sportsmanship. Others will look to you for guidance for off-the-field matters and will search for a mentor, even a father- or mother- figure in you. Showing the best possible example on and off the field to them and helping them bring out the best of themselves should be the goal of all coaches. I hope this site will help achieve that with all its resources: age appropriate and functional activities, tactical advice, and articles about coaching matters.