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Community Connection

I chose to interview my soccer coach for this assignment because Both her and I share a common passion for soccer. She is passionate about couching soccer because she loves it. She has played it from the age of five and ever since, it has become a huge part of her life. Unfortunately, no matter what you do there’s always going to be obstacles that you have to face in order to get somewhere. As for her, it was a terrible career ending injury that prohibited her from continuing to reach and play at her level. Having to leave Scotland and her career was very challenging, but it also pushed her into coaching because she knew that she didn’t want soccer to stop being a part of her life. The advice that she would like to pass on to anyone that is interested in what she’s doing is that its important to keep an open mindset when coaching. Especially when you’re jumping from coaching five year old’s to 18 year old’s, as each one requires different skills and mindsets. The jobs and experiences that have led her to coaching soccer is that she always volunteered in school programs and events and growing up running sessions for kids.So when the opportunity to coach came up it was a no brainer.The important skills you need for coaching soccer are that you need to be patient, time management is also important when planning sessions as well as don’t be afraid to ask for help from other coaches and players.Interviewing my soccer coach has taught me that even when things don’t work out exactly the way you want it to there’s always another path to take.