When I signed up Ry for soccer, a volunteer asked if anyone would be willing to help with coaching. Since this meant you could move up in the line, I thought why not. So I volunteered myself and my wife to be assistant coaches for u-8 soccer. The AYSO people told me I didn’t need to know or be an expert at soccer because its still about teaching kids good sportsmanship. Initially my wife reacted by shouting, “you volunteered us for what?!” I reassured her it was no big deal.
And then the emails started coming about volunteer meetings, coaching guidelines, schedules and I said to myself, “you signed us up to do what?!” I honestly don’t know squat about soccer other than kick the ball in the goal. I feel I can help of group of seven year old boys to work together. So I’ve been scowering the internet for simple games and drills to help them. If there are people reading this that have tips for a virgin coach with no idea what to do, I’d welcome the help. I’m so uncertain of myself in the role, that I offered to take the least athletic kids…in other words, the future leaders of the world. I may as well get on their good side when they’re young.