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Useful coaching advice and articles for all aspects of grassroots coaching. From managing challenging behaviour, parents expectations, organising your team and training in difficult weather. These articles should provide plenty of advice.

Running a Grassroots Football Team – The Basics

RUNNING A GRASSROOTS TEAM – THE BASICS

If you’re reading this it’s probably because you have taken on the responsibility of running a grassroots football team. Firstly, well done – whilst it might feel like quite a daunting task, it can also be a very rewarding one, as those of us who have been down this road before you can testify.

You probably have lots of questions – hopefully this website should provide answers. To start you off, the below checklist covers the most important questions you need to ask yourself before running a grassroots football team.

YOUR TEAM PHILOSOPHY

YOUR TEAM PHILOSOPHY

One of the first things to consider as a junior grassroots football coach is your team philosophy. It’s worth having a clear idea what it is you want the children you’re coaching, their parents and the coaches (including you) to get out of being involved in your team and making sure all those people understand the goals you have for the team and players during the season. i.e.: what is your team philosophy?

If you can set out near the beginning what you’re trying to achieve, expectations are far easier to manage further down the line. It doesn’t have to be complicated – in fact it should be very simple.

IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS COACHES

In this blog we look at some of the common challenges for grassroots football coaches. We will use this blog to explore these challenges and provide some coaching advice and coaching tips that may help you when working with your grassroots team.


Before we begin, it’s important that we acknowledge the importance of a grassroots football coach and the role and impact they can have on children’s lives as well as their community.

A LETTER TO PARENTS FROM A GRASSROOTS COACH

A grassroots football coach overheard comments made about him behind his back and opened his heart in a letter to those parents who criticise him. Giving up your time to help others can be a thankless job. This volunteer youth coach opened his heart in a letter to parents who criticise him from the side of the pitch. Here it is….

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