To this point in my life, I have been both a soccer player and a soccer referee. However, there was one position that had managed to evade me: being a coach. Being only 15, it would appear coaching would have to wait for a couple more years. However, yesterday I got the opportunity to complete the trident, and help as an assistant coach for the U12 travel team.
For the majority of the practice, I was aiding the head coaches in setting up the various drills, and helping him ensure that the players were performing the drill correctly. In the final session, we joined the play, as we felt it would be good to have an older player in the mix to give them tougher challenge.
The team members were awesome and I found it to be a great experience starting with this group. I hope to get more opportunities and show my leadership in training and shaping the next generation of soccer players.