So you’ve decided to coach kids soccer, congratulations. Coaching kids soccer is not rocket science, so they tell us, but it can be the most frustrating experience leaving you with little to no hair.
Let me ask you; is your coaching regime textbook? Do you follow those training manuals or even copy some of the drills found on the net?
What will separate you from all the other coaches?
Will you enforce your own ideas or will you follow in the failed path of many before you?
Where will you find your great ideas? That’s not really important, what’s important is that you add your touch to the game, your beliefs, your personality.
Where do you find good ideas?
It could be staring outside through a window. It could be reading a label on a bottle or reading the side of a cereal box. It could appear from the corner of your eye as you try and avoid those daggers. It could hit you as you run away from the disgruntled, angry mob (parents). You could find them in magazines, books or even proven training drills.
But your great ideas, your coaching ideas must tackle the status quo. Your ideas must address the problem soccer faces today. Your ideas must help reduce the mass exodus that is kids soccer.
Stop coaching from a book and introduce your ideas and beliefs. John S. Mill (philosopher) once said, “one person with a belief and an idea is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interest”.
If you’re looking for inspiration try love based soccer. It works!
“May the winds of destiny blow you to the stars.”