Words by FundLife's, Senior Coach, Patty;
As part of FundLife’s development program, for the Football for Life Academy and Girls Got This coaches, an online coaching session was held on September 30, 2020. The coaching session was facilitated by Football for Humanity coach, Johnny Collins.
FundLife's senior coaches participated in a three-hour session where they were able to develop their creativity, critical-thinking, and communication skills, as well as being challenged to broaden their “coaching eye”.
Being a football coach means to always be a student of the game, develop your coaching philosophy, adapt your style to the times, and find ways to understand your players or team to help them develop and learn more. All the participants of the coaching session were expected to be actively engaged in the session which featured not just technical knowledge but also some demonstration of practical skills.
The highlight of the session was doing a match analysis of a football game where coaches were challenged to take the role of the coach of one of the playing teams. This to understand why the players made certain mishaps and be at an advantage during the game.
The main takeaway of the session was that a coach always should be willing to learn from others and not be hesitant to ask for tips and advice, especially from those who have been in the profession for a while.
FundLife believes in the power of mentorship and life-long learning, to not only learn from each other on the field but also in daily life. Most importantly, make them better professionals and in the long run, improve the programs of the organisation.