Whenever two or more people work together in some activity of common interest or benefit, working together as a team will be rewarding and productive. Great teams have joint team goals that are clearly communicated and understood. Each team member knows his role and wants to get better at what he does. A great team approaches problems as a team and all members are asked to help identify the problems and offer their ideas and opinions on the solutions to the problems.
Click here to download this month’s coaching education article discussing team building. US Youth Soccer Coaching Department offers a number of programs to educate new youth coaches and enhance the skills of current coaches, continuing the progress of the game. Don't forget to check out the latest offering from US Youth Soccer the Parents Guide - An Introduction to Youth Soccer, complete with online presentation, quiz and printable certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.
An additional program is the Coaches Connection, established to educate and further the flow of information between the coaches across the nation, the Connection connects you to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network. Open to anyone, the Coaches Connection is for coaches, parents, referees, administrators…you. Click here to learn more.