Here at Galaxy Soccer we pride ourselves on our ability to teach educational soccer programs to both girls and boys of all ages. However teaching ability aside, a coach needs more than this if they are able to deliver top notch soccer programs that kids just love, so here are 7 further natural traits that might also help.
Let’s face it, when you get a group of boys and/or girls together they’re probably going to require a lot of time and attention. For this reason any coach who has the patience to make sure that each and every child in their class ‘gets it’ before they move on to the next piece of training, rather than simply rambling through it, is likely to be more in tune with their needs.
Sometimes kids are perfect angels while at other times they can be impatient, moody, rowdy etc. Therefore as a coach you never know just which ‘incarnation’ is likely to turn up to training. This being the case a great coach has a multitude of tolerance so that they’re able to tap into the mindset of the child and refocus their attention towards the task in hand.
Children learn at different levels and it’s an acceptance that this happens. The ability to adapt training sessions accordingly often helps the child perform to their best.
Believe in values
A coach who instils values in children such as teamwork and respect is a trait that should never be underestimated as these are vital factors that a child will take with them and hopefully use extensively in their adult lives.
An infectious enthusiasm
A great coach has the enthusiasm to make every coaching session unique, exciting, and above all fun for the kids. What’s more, a coach with infectious enthusiasm rubs off on those taking part making the kids want to learn more.
A love of kids
Clearly those who teach kids have to love what they do. Kids throw up many challenges and let’s face it, they’re also pretty astute. As such they’re likely to pick up on the vibe that the adult isn’t enjoying teaching them, so a love of kids is key.
A love of the game
Finally a great coach should really love the sport. When they do it’s often picked up by the participating kids. If this happens they’ll get far more out of it and as a result there’s a strong chance that they’ll want to continue to practice, week in and week out.
Aside from learning to play the sport, soccer training with the right coach can help kids to develop as people by giving them the right social and motor skills in a structured and fun environment. So the right type of coach is key.
As well as their blue cards and the relevant coaching qualifications, all our coaches at Galaxy Soccer have an excellent rapport with kids. So if you’re interested in your child taking up something that’s exciting, challenging and above all fun, then contact us on (07) 31 776 775 and book them into one of our classes.