One Two Magazine May Edition - Page 11

A COACHES WORTH IS FOUND IN THE IMPACT THEY HAVE ON THERE PLAYERS LIVES A coaches worth isn’t found in their win/loss record or on the resume of which team they have coached, it is found in the impact that they have on their players lives. “A good coach takes his love for the game and instills it in you. They mold you into the player they see inside of you and watch your talent and dedication grow into a skill that you both can be proud of. His payoff is the smile he sees when you’ve reached your goal. His drive are the tears you cry because you want it so bad, knowing that he has the same feeling inside him is what motivates the player” Unknown A good coach often without realising or even trying when will help a child fall in love with the game they love and hopefully have a lifelong involvement in some capacity be it playing, coaching, refereeing etc. Instilling the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, integrity, honesty and respect are equally important into a child’s outlook on sport and life. Children should look back in adulthood at there grassroots years with fondness and remember there coach, most will hold there coach in high regard. Speaking from personal experience I can honestly say my years playing grassroots were fantastic, made so by my coach. A man I still look up to, there first person in my thoughts when I need advice and the first person I will ring for a beer. Because you see a coaches worth isn’t found in their win/loss record or on the resume of which team they have coached, it is found in the impact that they have on their players lives. Grassroots Football News in the UK For Advertisements Contact us at: info@grf-football.co.uk GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL www.grf-football.co.uk 11