Coach Calvert

This morning I completed my certification to coach U6 soccer in GA; at least according to the Georgia State Soccer Association. The course was only 4 hours, but it was actually entertaining, informative, and educational.

I played soccer for several years growing up, so I know the rules, theory, and all, but I had no idea how to “teach” soccer. I think this course will go a long ways towards helping. All of the drills should help the kids develop a sense of the game, and develop their skills in a fun, practical way. Hopefully.

Interesting enough, we ran drills for about 90 minutes, and surely enough I am bitterly out of shape. Man that sucks. I celebrated on the way home by picking up a chocolate malt from Sonic. I mean, why fight the power?

Wish me luck with the kids!

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5 thoughts on “Coach Calvert”

  1. Wow, you had to get a coaching license?! You boys must take your soccer seriously down there! Keep us posted; we coaches can always learn from each other!

    Kevin

  2. Kevin, we do not have to get a coaching license, but I wanted to take the certification course for Joshua’s age group (U6). I am glad I did. As I said, I learned a lot and had a good time in the process. I play to take the other certification courses if Joshua continues to play.

    The league pays for the certification courses if you agree to coach for a year … the U6 is free because the state wants to encourage parents and coaches to "start off right."

  3. That sounds like a good program! When I first started out, I took a 5 hour course put on by Flash. It was nothing "official," but it did help me start off on the right foot.

    Kevin

  4. Kevin, this class was nice because it had a ton of drills that were actually fun. I wish Joshua’s team would have done these last fall.

    I was worried about coaching because I have never coached before, but these drills are fresh, and I think the kids will enjoy them. The kids should learn almost everything they need to know at thier age without realizing that I am actually teaching them. I think that is the way it should be done.

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