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What Makes a Great Soccer Coach?

In this video, Nike Soccer Camps provides several tips on how to become a better soccer coach.

No matter how great, there is always room for improvement. These are some of the characteristics that separate a mediocre soccer coach from a great one.

 

Patience

Exercising patience with your campers is important
Each camper is unique in his or her development
It takes time to help players reach their potential

The Ability to Communicate

Focus your communication on important aspects of the game
Don’t ramble on too long… the campers just want to get on with it
Get your message across in an effective manner

Establish Authority

Make sure you are always in control
Stick to your script and don’t let your campers get off track         
Enforce the rules you abide by

Be Approachable

Allow your campers to come to you with comments and concerns
Be open to suggestions from campers
You are likely the person they turn to with a problem

Be Imaginative

Be creative with your coaching methods
Think up creative ways to inspire your campers

 

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