So, it’s been a long journey. I’ve had my arm twisted and threatened to be given a “granddad” by my trusted co-host of the Opposites Attack podcast, Just Deacon. So, as many of you know I have experience in football management, not major experience, but some experience. In this, what will be a daily blog, I will talk about my coaching and managerial experience in football on a weekly basis. A breakdown of how I got into coaching and eventually into management, a coaching/management autobiography if you must.
I get a lot of questions from parents regarding when they should get their child involved in football. There are numerous issues with this question.
In my opinion, there is not a specific age where a child should get involved in football. What parents should be considering is whether their child wants to play football. Watching them during their generic play can sometimes help answer the question.
Are they constantly kicking anything that looks like a ball? Though the answer to this might be, yes. This still doesn’t give a full answer that your child wants to play football. The best way to find out is by trying, take your child to a session see how they get on.
For the company I work for, I run a session of Tots Football for children aged between 18 months and 5 years. At a normal session, I can get between 10 and 20 children attending the session with a member of their family. Continue reading