Tonight was my first soccer practice as a coach.
It went pretty well. I was told that we would have 4 players and this level (U4) only plays 4 at a time. One goalie, 3 palyers. Which meant no substitutes for the game. But one woman and her son switched over to our team. So now we have 5 players and an assistant coach. "Coach Frankie," as she would like to be called, actually plays soccer. She will be a great help for us. Though it was a little...unnerving?...to see her walking up with soccer shoes on! haha. But she was very kind and easy to work with. And I had someone to verify my coaching advice. While I know about soccer, I haven't actually played it on a team or taught it. So tonight went like this:
Me to a soccer player: When you are the goalie, you want to stand a little in front of the goal. If you are standing in the goal, and catch ball, it will count as a score.
Then me to Coach Frankie: Right?
Haha. Double checking is always good...right?
She was great and hopefully didn't thing I was too green. Our first game is on Saturday. Oh yeah...and we're the STRIKERS!