The role of a coach
A coach should help to improve the performance of the players (and the team) both physically and psychologically.
The position of coach is demanding and multi-faceted. Parent, teacher, counselor, disciplinarian, organizer...these
are some of the duties demanded of the coach. When players sign-up with a club, they expect to receive something for their registration fee. They want to play and learn and they also want to do so in an enjoyable environment.
Shaping the lives of young people is a large responsibility, affected not only through what we teach, but also the way we teach. The "process" of learning is at least as important as the "product" In addition to what they learn about soccer, children may learn to be better people. You may be overwhelmed by your influence, but you accept that influence when you assume the position of coach.
To develop players, you must have a sound knowledge of the game. This knowledge relates to skill, technique, tactics, fitness, and Laws of the Game. Coaches are generally knowledgeable about some of these aspects, but weak in others. Good coaches are always seeking new ideas to develop their knowledge of the game and players.
As coaches, we must try to find out what potential a player has so that we can develop that potential and make the player the best player he or she can be.
Intercity Coaching Application for 2012-2013 Season is now open!
Interested in becoming an Intercity Coach? Please complete the form below or download the PDF, fill it in an email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org