A message from Chris George, Director of Coaching:
I’m looking for player mentors to work with each team of our younger players (the U8s & U10s).
From a commitment perspective, it’s a couple hours a week.
You’d need to be there to help with their training sessions (which are scheduled before ours so will not conflict), and for their games on Saturdays.
You’ll also be working directly with an older, more experienced coach, so you won’t have to manage the team, just help out the kids in the learning process and help make it fun for them, and also be on the field with them during their games as “referees” which means, basically helping to teach them the rules of the game as they play and keeping the time.
That said, if you needed to miss every once in a while due to other commitments, that’s not a problem at all.
I’m hoping we have enough to match older boys with boys teams, and older girls with girls teams and I will work with each of you to match you up with the best fit teams so they are kids from your own town and the ages of kids you’re most interested in working with if at all possible.
Everyone who wants to mentor will get a team to work with. If we’ve got more mentors than teams, we’ll double or even triple you up.
This is for any and all of you who want to do it.
If however, you thought you might want to give back to the game in the future by being a coach, I highly recommend trying this out.
If you think back to when you were a little kid just starting to play, you might remember how cool it was that an older player was there to work with you and be there for you.
Trust me when I tell you, the little kids absolutely love working with older kids, they think you all are the coolest thing in the world.
I wish I had this kind of opportunity when I was a player your age, and I’m so excited to be able to offer it to you all.
Last but not least, I know you are all busy with school and many of you with spring school sports, so I completely understand if you aren’t interested or maybe you are but don’t have the time.
That’s perfectly OK. This is another opportunity for some good clean fun for anyone who wants to take advantage of it.
Please reply back to me individually or catch up with me whenever you see me if you have any questions, want to talk more about it, or to let me know you are in.
If you’re out, no response needed.
I’ll catch up with you all soon.
Many of you for futsal this week.
Until then, have fun and enjoy life.
You’re never getting another shot at today, so make it your best day ever.