Hello fellow coaches!
Hope you’re all well. Thought I would update you on where I’m at in my coaching career as there have been some significant developments.
Last June I decided to take a gap year from University to pursue a career in coaching. Exactly a year later and I’ve surpassed my expectations. In this year, I have passed my Level 1 and 2 qualifications. I work for a coaching company and deliver football sessions in primary schools and also assist other coaches in PE lessons. I’ve also attended CPD events from my local FA throughout the year to further my knowledge. Furthermore, I started this blog, which is running well and hopefully it has helped you guys..
However the biggest help has come from Twitter. Yes you heard me right. Twitter. Twitter has become the number 1 resource for all aspiring coaches who want to develop and improve. My knowledge and understanding of coaching has definitely been accelerated through this powerful social media network. It not only helped to shape my philosophy and ideas but it also acts as an experienced mentor. I can ask any questions I have and receive numerous responses that encourage debate.
However the biggest benefit of Twitter is the network you can create. It was through Twitter that I contacted a football coach working at my University. We arranged a meeting along with a few girls from the Women’s team at my University, which went well. As a result of this networking, I am now my University’s Womens 2nd team Manager starting September!
In terms of my coaching path, I love working with kids and will continue to do so after University. However, I plan to enter the adult game at some point during the future. So this opportunity is the start of hopefully a long and illustrious coaching career in the adult game.
That’s my story so far. It sounds like it has been easy but it’s been a tough journey. As most of you know, earning enough money to live from coaching is a success in itself.
So drop a comment below telling me and my readers who you are, what you are doing and your future aims. Would love to hear from my readers 🙂