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.
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.