In most countries, soccer is the favorite sport of active kids. Boys and girls would love to learn this game especially during the summer season. As a soccer coach, you must know how to teach your new students and the old players as well. These simple tips will surely help the coach and the learners cope up easily.
- Make the learning fun. Do not make your students feel nervous or inferior. Beginners are always anxious, do not make them think that playing soccer is hard and unenjoyable.
- Let them experience. Hands on experience is the best teacher. Giving them too much lecture may make them bored and not interested. Besides, it is easier to understand a sport when you do it rather than by imagination.
- Be serious but accommodating. Strict teachers make the students more tensed and uneasy to learn new things. They might feel uncomfortable and intimidated to ask when they need to clarify something. Always ask your students if they have questions or if they have truly understood the lecture before moving on to another discussion.
- Always encourage them. You can pinpoint their mistakes but you have to praise them often to make them feel motivated and excited to play. Even the smallest things that they do right, try to acknowledge it.
Let the kids be kids, let them enjoy the game and learn from defeat and their mistakes. It is the coach’s goal and responsibility to teach the soccer students accept failure and practice sportsmanship. After all, learning sports like soccer is about being healthy physically, mentally and emotionally. As a coach, you have to inspire and guide them to be better players someday.