Return to football coaching
Nov06

Return to football coaching

My husband started football coaching when my son was playing for under-7s. He took over the team completely in the under-8s season and coached the team right through to under-12s. Coaching a football team isn’t easy, especially when you’re managing the team too. As well as the actual training of the kids, you have to deal with the local FA league, the referee, the parents and the opposition managers. You have to deal with...

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They think it’s all over. It is now!
May08

They think it’s all over. It is now!

When I wrote about the disappointing end to my son’s football season, I genuinely believed it was all over. After playing so well all season, the team hadn’t been promoted and my son wasn’t the league’s top scorer, despite holding the position for much of the season. But football isn’t a predictable. Just as Leicester City are capable of winning the league, so my son’s team was capable of turning...

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Another disappointing end to the football season
May03

Another disappointing end to the football season

My son has had a brilliant football season. He has been playing for a new team since his old team was forced to fold this time last year. His new team are a bit better than his old team and it’s been a pleasure to see them winning so many games. It’s also been a pleasure to see my son scoring lots of goals. He’s always been a good goalscorer, but with a better team behind him, he has scored so many more this season....

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The new football team
Nov17

The new football team

At the start of this season, my younger son started playing for a different football team. He’d played for his old team since he was 7 and my husband had been the manager/ coach. But for various reasons (mainly lack of player commitment), the team had folded at the end of last season. It was time to find a new football team. Needless to say, he already knew his new team from having played against them many times over the years....

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The football team: The end of the line
May05

The football team: The end of the line

My son’s football team is no more. It’s been on the cards for some time now, but it’s still sad that it’s all over. My son joined the team when he was just 7. Very quickly, my husband began to help out with the coaching. As the team moved into under 8s, my husband took over as coach and manager. And he’s remained in that position ever since. The team started playing league football at under 9s, so my...

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