.. by the time they reach early adolescence. Which means as coaches (just like the Blues Brothers) we are on a mission. As coaches, we probably don’t often ask ourselves too often ‘what are the longer term benefits we achieve for society here?’ All the hours (weeks, years..) spent coaching kids. Well we know some of our users do just that, but as a rule of thumb most of us coach soccer simply for the love to the game. Not much to talk about match analysis and stats in this subject.
Sport gets kids off the street and the sofa, away from the Xbox and the Doritos. It gets them thinking, making decisions, working in and for the team. It improves their physical and emotional well being. Travelling to compete and play in different districts opens kids’ eyes to different environs. Having teenagers active in a sport can play a major difference in their life.