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YOUTH SOCCER COACH: Recruited From The UK To Coach Soccer

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Lee, a youth soccer coach, works with kids from age 2 to high school. He was studying physical education in the UK when he was recruited to coach soccer in the US. Now he spends his typical day creating practice plans during the day and working with the children on the field on nights and weekends.

Degree: Physical Education and Youth Sport
Job Title: Youth Soccer Coach

Job Summary: Coaches and Scouts

Job Description

Coaches teach amateur and professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport. Scouts look for new players, evaluating athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits. Many coaches also scout out new talent.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Some sports and localities require coaches to be certified to practice.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$15,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Travel, Remote, Physically demanding, Hospital / Clinic, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='13720'>programs</span> <span m='14260'>in</span> <span m='14360'>preschools.</span> <span m='15230'>And</span> <span m='16440'>age</span> <span m='16670'>groups</span> <span m='16980'>of</span> <span m='17120'>boys</span> <span m='17500'>and</span> <span m='17630'>girls</span> <span m='17950'>all</span> <span m='18050'>the</span> <span m='18120'>way</span> <span m='18300'>up</span> <span m='18390'>to</span> <span m='18500'>high</span> <span m='18720'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='19700'>A</span> <span m='19790'>soccer</span> <span m='19880'>coach</span> <span m='20320'>is</span> <span m='20670'>pretty</span> <span m='20840'>much</span> <span m='21040'>working</span> <span m='21530'>in</span> <span m='21660'>the</span> <span m='21730'>evenings</span> <span m='22110'>and the</span> <span m='22270'>weekends.</span> <span m='23320'>A</span> <span m='23410'>lot</span> <span m='23650'>of</span> <span m='23700'>time</span> <span m='24000'>is</span> <span m='24100'>spent</span> <span m='24610'>working</span> <span m='25140'>on</span> <span m='25430'>practice</span> <span m='25810'>plans</span> <span m='26140'>during</span> <span m='26310'>the</span> <span m='26390'>day.</span> <span m='26790'>So</span> <span m='26920'>you</span> <span m='27080'>pretty</span> <span m='27250'>much</span> <span m='27400'>work</span> <span m='27630'>from</span> <span m='27770'>home</span> <span m='28070'>during</span> <span m='28250'>the</span> <span m='28350'>day.</span> <span m='29110'>You</span> <span m='29230'>would</span> <span m='29340'>be</span> <span m='29490'>working</span> <span m='29850'>with</span> <span m='29990'>parents</span> <span m='30260'>that</span> <span m='30530'>are in</span> <span m='30900'>competitive</span> <span m='31430'>soccer,</span> <span m='32330'>planning</span> <span m='32750'>your</span> <span m='32800'>practices,</span> <span m='33510'>attending</span> <span m='34030'>coaching</span> <span m='34410'>classes</span> <span m='34860'>if</span> <span m='34980'>you</span> <span m='35080'>can</span> <span m='35940'>and</span> <span m='36380'>working</span> <span m='36760'>on</span> <span m='36920'>the</span> <span m='36990'>fields</span> <span m='37330'>in</span> <span m='37440'>the evenings,</span> <span m='37890'>typically</span> <span m='38430'>4:00</span> <span m='38870'>PM</span> <span m='39330'>till</span> <span m='39620'>8:00 PM.</span> </p><p><span m='40630'>So</span> <span m='40810'>I</span> <span m='40900'>grew</span> <span m='41070'>up</span> <span m='41400'>in</span> <span m='41770'>the</span> <span m='41830'>UK.</span> <span m='42620'>I</span> <span m='43060'>loved</span> <span m='43300'>to</span> <span m='43360'>play</span> <span m='43550'>soccer as a</span> <span m='43940'>youngster</span> <span m='44250'>and</span> <span m='44880'>always</span> <span m='45100'>loved</span> <span m='45420'>it.</span> <span m='45940'>So</span> <span m='46350'>when</span> <span m='46550'>I</span> <span m='46580'>was</span> <span m='46730'>at</span> <span m='46830'>university</span> <span m='47110'>in</span> <span m='47390'>England</span> <span m='47610'>I</span> <span m='47880'>was</span> <span m='48150'>studying</span> <span m='48520'>to</span> <span m='48750'>become</span> <span m='49020'>a</span> <span m='49070'>physical</span> <span m='49450'>education</span> <span m='49960'>teacher</span> <span m='50440'>and</span> <span m='50800'>I</span> <span m='51010'>got</span> <span m='51150'>recruited</span> <span m='51550'>to</span> <span m='51600'>become</span> <span m='51830'>a</span> <span m='51890'>soccer</span> <span m='52200'>coach</span> <span m='52490'>in</span> <span m='52560'>the</span> <span m='52640'>states.</span> <span m='53520'>And</span> <span m='53840'>that's</span> <span m='54060'>pretty</span> <span m='54210'>much</span> <span m='54390'>how I got</span> <span m='54700'>into</span> <span m='54980'>it.</span> <span m='55110'>I</span> <span m='55160'>got</span> <span m='55300'>offered</span> <span m='55550'>the</span> <span m='55640'>role</span> <span m='55950'>to</span> <span m='56040'>live</span> <span m='56180'>in</span> <span m='56300'>California</span> <span m='57310'>as</span> <span m='57440'>opposed</span> <span m='57490'>to</span> <span m='57730'>living</span> <span m='57860'>in</span> <span m='58020'>England,</span> <span m='58360'>so</span> <span m='58450'>I</span> <span m='58520'>said</span> <span m='58690'>yes.</span> </p><p><span m='59710'>To</span> <span m='59870'>look</span> <span m='60120'>back</span> <span m='60480'>at</span> <span m='60980'>what</span> <span m='61220'>I</span> <span m='61300'>know</span> <span m='61490'>now</span> <span m='61780'>that</span> <span m='62070'>I</span> <span m='62150'>did</span> <span m='62390'>not</span> <span m='62630'>know</span> <span m='62810'>back</span> <span m='63080'>then--</span> <span m='63730'>would</span> <span m='63860'>definitely</span> <span m='64190'>be</span> <span m='64489'>to</span> <span m='65239'>open</span> <span m='65480'>myself</span> <span m='66040'>up</span> <span m='66180'>to</span> <span m='66320'>other</span> <span m='66520'>experiences</span> <span m='67390'>and</span> <span m='67540'>to</span> <span m='67640'>listen</span> <span m='68020'>to</span> <span m='68160'>other</span> <span m='68300'>people.</span> <span m='69080'>I</span> <span m='69190'>can</span> <span m='69330'>be</span> <span m='69450'>very,</span> <span m='70270'>what's</span> <span m='70686'>the</span> <span m='71102'>word,</span> <span m='71785'>stubborn.</span> <span m='72470'>And</span> <span m='72950'>I</span> <span m='73050'>like</span> <span m='73230'>to</span> <span m='73310'>do</span> <span m='73420'>things</span> <span m='73640'>my own</span> <span m='73840'>way.</span> <span m='74360'>But</span> <span m='74790'>soccer,</span> <span m='75140'>and</span> <span m='75470'>the</span> <span m='75530'>people</span> <span m='75820'>around</span> <span m='76140'>soccer,</span> <span m='76450'>are</span> <span m='76500'>very,</span> <span m='76960'>very</span> <span m='77120'>helpful</span> <span m='77680'>and</span> <span m='77770'>they</span> <span m='77860'>want</span> <span m='78200'>you</span> <span m='78330'>to</span> <span m='78500'>learn.</span> <span m='79120'>And</span> <span m='79330'>so</span> <span m='79610'>I</span> <span m='79710'>learn</span> <span m='79920'>a</span> <span m='80060'>lot</span> <span m='80360'>from</span> <span m='80540'>watching</span> <span m='80850'>other</span> <span m='81000'>people</span> <span m='81410'>which</span> <span m='81640'>is</span> <span m='81740'>something</span> <span m='82090'>that</span> <span m='82220'>I</span> <span m='82300'>never</span> <span m='82570'>used</span> <span m='82840'>to</span> <span m='82900'>do.</span> <span m='83300'>So</span> <span m='84360'>take</span> <span m='84560'>as</span> <span m='84670'>much</span> <span m='84960'>as</span> <span m='85040'>you</span> <span m='85160'>can</span> <span m='85550'>from</span> <span 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