Why take a coaching course?
Soccer has slowly become part of our youth sports culture here in the United States. More and more adults have grown up playing soccer and are now on sidelines coaching their son or daughter. We all have gotten into coaching for various reasons, you may have been “voluntold” that the team needed a coach, or you have decided to make coaching your career. So, why should you take a coaching course?
No matter what your motivation is for becoming at coach, hopefully your coaching because of the sense of accomplishment when your players demonstrate development as a player and a person. When we motivate players to improve their performance, we feel happy for them, and we feel a sense of fulfillment ourselves.
Taking a coaching course will help provide you with the coaching “tools” and techniques to help your players succeed. Regardless of the fact if you have played the game or never touched the ball a coaching course can provide you with the tools to be better equipped to deal with the many different situations that will arise over the course of a season. A coaching course will help you empower your players and team to achieve their goals.
Having your coaching license will help you standout. The coaching course pathway will improve your reputation, establish yourself as a true professional and provides an instant layer of legitimacy.
Coaching can be a lonely job, trying to keep players and parents happy can make you feel isolated from the rest of the world. Attending a coaching course will help you expand your network, you will have a new circle of mentors, peers, along with new friends. This new network with be available for you to reach out to bounce ideas off for new training ideas or how to manage players and parents.
To answer the question why should I take a coaching course?
- You will learn new skills that will allow you to be more effective in player development
- A coaching course will help legitimize you in becoming an expert in the coaching field, winning more respect and create more opportunities
- You’ll develop new professional relationships that will help support you when you encounter roadblocks
To see a full list of US Soccer coaching courses hosted by the Arizona Soccer Association please visit: https://www.azsoccerassociation.org/coaching/course-schedule/
Any questions please contact Arizona Soccer Association Technical Director Chris Blundell at Chrisblundell@azyouthsoccer.org