Monday, 26 October 2015

Kathy Nowrey - Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Youth Soccer Coach?

Becoming a youth soccer coach isn’t simply about designing effect plays for free kicks or creating team formations. Coaching youth soccer is a huge responsibility, as Kathy Nowrey found out when she coached a San Antonio, Texas, YMCA boys’ soccer team. Parents have entrusted you to take care of their children during their practices and games. To become an effective youth soccer coach, there are several traits that are requirements for the job.

In order to effectively coach a youth soccer team, you must be an effective communicator. Not only do you have to communicate with your players, but you also have to be able to communicate with parents, officials, league administrators and the rest of your coaching staff. It is important that you are able to communicate in a positive way for the best interest of the children.

To become a youth soccer coach you need to have a basic understanding of the different skills of your offensive and defensive positions. You also must remember that it is only a game. While it is always exciting to win, youth soccer is about more than that, it is about building character. The goal of any youth athletic program is to help young children learn how to work together, being honest, respecting fellow participants and taking responsibility. It is important that you provide a positive environment so that each player has the opportunity to learn the game without fear and can have fun and make a lifelong commitment to the sport, like Kathy Nowrey who has participated in the game since she was five-years-old.