Coaching for professional, sanctioned or organized sports makes no difference. As a coach, your duty involves leadership, formulate tactics and strategies, and execute to win. But coaching on the sideline is no easy job, but a very rewarding one. It’s not all about teaching the fundamentals of the sports and guiding the athletes — the coach must serve as an example to his team.
How the coach behaves under pressure usually affects the players. Every time a coach snaps on unfavourable calls by sports officials, a chaotic scenario between players of opposing team always follows. So coaches are expected to guide the athletes as individuals, take control, ensure safety of the players on and off the pitch, abide laws that govern their sports and observe the unwritten rules of sportsmanship and enforce the same to the team.
Here’s a 6-minute video of one of the training sessions of Manchester United (credits to Keepitonthedeck). If you’re looking to lead a soccer team to success, learn from the people behind the champion team .
It takes so much to be a good, effective football coach. He must know the ins and outs of the discipline of the sport; must know how to motivate the players; talks only when necessary; must be a good listener; knows his team professionally and personally, and must lead by example.