I coached my son for 8 years, from U-6 thru U-13. I coached my daughter for 10 years from U-8 thru U-17. I enjoyed the time I spent coaching both my kids. However, I had the most fun watching them play high school soccer coached by someone else.
If I could do it all over again, I would only coach my kids for 2 years, just long enough to introduce them to the game, and then allow them to discover how much fun it is to play this game on their own. I guess my parents knew best.
My dad gave my brother and me two (2) rules while we were growing up playing soccer in our backyard, “
“No dents on the car “ ( this is how we learned to chip balls over defenders )
“ No broken windows in the house “ ( this is how we became accurate in ball distribution by playing and bouncing balls off walls and doors and avoiding hitting the glass-paned windows )