If you’ve ever played a sport in your life, you’ve likely come across a great coach, like a great teacher, that you always remember. There are certain attributes that any good coach should have, especially coaches who participate in kids sports programs.
First and foremost, a good coach has to have a love for the sport. Soccajoeys coach Jose remembers his first soccer coach, “he just lived and breathed soccer, and he wanted everyone else to feel the same way.” A great coach must have an equal passion for working with children. It requires a great amount of energy and patience to make every practice a fun and rewarding experience for young children.
Communications is also key. A great coach has the ability to communicate positively, whether it’s with players, parents or other coaches. Being able to communicate well with children, helps the players develop. Coaches who provide a wholesome environment, where kids have the chance to learn how to play the game without fear and while having fun, tend to have the best results with players on and of the field.
Whether you are looking for a coach for a first time player, or evaluating your current coach, its important to look at their passion for the sport, their love for working with children and their ability to communicate well. There’s nothing better than a great coach who can put the same spark they feel about a sport in to a young player.
All Soccajoeys coaches are passionate about preschool and junior soccer and are highly trained and accredited. Experience Soccajoeys today!