1. Remember that you can make a significant personal contribution to both young and older players

What you preach on the field can have a huge impact for your players off the field.

2. Coaching courses and workshops will be offered throughout the year at a venue not far from you

Find a course near you and know that what you are teaching is right.

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3. Enjoy yourself and it will be infectious

If you’re not having fun, chances are your players aren’t either. A positive attitude goes a long way.

4. A good, active, well-planned training session should be around 60 mins for kids and 75 mins for adults

Short and sweet training sessions help both your players and your own time management.

5. Have a player / parent meeting at the beginning of the year to outline philosophy and acceptable behaviours

If everyone in the team is on the same page from the outset, you’ll have a much easier time through the season.

6. Learn the rules

This sounds obvious, but there are actually a lot of rules in football. Having an understanding of the complete rules of football will make your games more fun!

7. If you are coaching your child’s team, remember to treat them the same

Football is a beautiful game, and enjoying it with your son or daughter is something special.