Be an Inspiration for our Players

“At the end of the day some you win, some you don’t. So I’m glad that I’m here with some friends that I know. Always there with a smile saying you’re not alone…”. These are some of the lyrics from the Justice Crew song “Que Sera”. It is sometimes easy to get caught up in the moment where winning becomes everything. Winning is great but should not be the ultimate goal. There is no greater satisfaction as a coach than to see friendships formed within the team, watching these friendships grow and players in the team being able to smile and say: “You’re not alone” after losing a game. As coaches we do more than just teach football skills. We have a big impact on other aspects of players’ lives. So, it is up to us to be a role model and inspire our players both on and off the field. Pele once said: “Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.” Football is much more than a ball and two goals. Football connects people from different backgrounds and spheres of life. Whether you are a player, coach, manager or parent - everyone becomes part of the football community and finds inspiration from one another. Professional coaches measure success in championships won and trophies received. Volunteer coaches like all of us should measure success in:
  • the smiles on the kids faces;
  • how much fun the kids have; and
  • the “Thanks Coach” at the end of the game.

A good coach can change a game – a great coach can change a life