"We are excited to use the Scouting Solutions Coaches Guide as another way to deliver our curriculum and engage our coaches"
Thanks for joining the first release of the Coach's Desk! The Coach's Desk is a weekly segment that focuses on various themes and topics coaches deal with on a day-to-day basis. Additionally we will look at how the Coaches Guide can assist with each of these topics helping you get the most out of your team. Themes covered will range from understanding the role of the coach to preparing for a championship game and everything in between. Along the way we will be looking at different coaching techniques and tips that will be of assistance to you during your coaching tenure. Of course with any good conversation there will be an opportunity for fellow coaches to join in and offer insight and opinions on the topics covered. If you have a question or an idea for a topic you can email me here >> email@example.com
The 1st topic we will be looking at is the ROLE OF THE COACH.
The coach holds a dynamic and vital position within the team. They represent players, officials and supporters as the figurehead of the club.
The coach must be a leader. Continually analyzing, studying, planning and assessing the game as it develops, while being aware of the capabilities of his team. The coach must strive to bring out the best result possible for the group of players under his direction, and develop the team as both a group and as individuals.
The game's emphasis on running and possession football has developed to an extent that at every level of football players are aware of the need to be very fit, skilled and versatile. Players are expected to be able to adopt attacking and defensive roles regardless of the positions they play. It is the coach's responsibility to ensure the development of these attributes to a level equivalent to the age and ability of members of the team.
The increased importance of tactics to maintain possession and restrict the opposition has placed even greater emphasis on the coach's role in creating a successful team.
The coach must be able to communicate well with his team and create the correct environment for footballers to perform at their optimum level.
In summary the coach needs to be an expert in physical training for athletes, technical development, tactical strategy, communication while coordinating players, training session and matches.
Before this scares you, you should know thousands of coaches turn to programs like the Coaches Guide to help them with each facet of coaching. In minutes coaches can notify their team of a time change to an upcoming training session, deliver soccer homework to their players (more on that later) and share upcoming match notes with their entire team. A process that would otherwise take hours is wrapped up in under 10 minutes. I encourage you to check out the video on the right to see an overview of this great program. Also be sure to check out the other available resources to learn more about the Coaches Guide and decide it its right for you.
Next week we will look at what goes into planning a proper training session.
Once again thanks for joining us this week.
Yours in Soccer,