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YOUTH SOCCER COACH, IN-DEPTH: This Is What I Can Do Forever

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Lee, a youth soccer coach, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, and how difficult getting into the industry is. A challenge of his job is that it is difficult to have a life outside of his work simply because he works during anti-social hours - that is, they're the hours when people are free to do recreational and fun activities. In this video, he relates to us the story of when he realized that he loved coaching and could do it forever.

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, Outdoor, Hospital / Clinic, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills

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m='10000'>very</span> <span m='10730'>anti-social</span> <span m='11480'>hours.</span> <span m='11970'>It's</span> <span m='12260'>lots</span> <span m='12530'>of</span> <span m='12630'>long</span> <span m='12870'>weekends.</span> <span m='13530'>It's</span> <span m='13700'>lots</span> <span m='13930'>of</span> <span m='14050'>evenings,</span> <span m='14640'>because</span> <span m='15310'>soccer</span> <span m='15690'>is</span> <span m='15770'>a</span> <span m='15830'>recreational</span> <span m='16400'>sport</span> <span m='16730'>for</span> <span m='16820'>everybody</span> <span m='17200'>else</span> <span m='17360'>to</span> <span m='17450'>play.</span> <span m='18050'>So</span> <span m='18200'>to</span> <span m='18310'>make</span> <span m='18520'>your</span> <span m='18680'>life</span> <span m='19120'>in</span> <span m='19310'>something</span> <span m='19640'>that</span> <span m='19780'>people</span> <span m='20310'>enjoy</span> <span m='20590'>recreationally,</span> <span m='21420'>you</span> <span m='21680'>have to</span> <span m='21940'>commit</span> <span m='22250'>to</span> <span m='22350'>that</span> <span m='22570'>time,</span> <span m='23250'>not</span> <span m='23470'>your</span> <span m='23550'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='24750'>It</span> <span m='24940'>can</span> <span m='25170'>be</span> <span m='25270'>tough</span> <span m='25460'>to</span> <span m='25550'>get</span> <span m='25650'>the</span> <span m='25730'>job.</span> <span m='26270'>Soccer</span> <span m='26800'>is</span> <span m='26890'>the</span> <span m='27050'>only</span> <span m='27290'>sport</span> <span m='27890'>in</span> <span m='28020'>America</span> <span m='28480'>the</span> <span m='28610'>requires</span> <span m='29120'>licensing.</span> <span m='29910'>You</span> <span m='30030'>could</span> <span m='30150'>be</span> <span m='30320'>a</span> <span m='30380'>football</span> <span m='30810'>coach,</span> <span m='31140'>or a</span> <span m='31230'>baseball</span> <span m='31630'>coach,</span> <span m='31990'>and</span> <span m='32130'>not</span> <span m='32280'>required</span> <span m='32740'>licensing,</span> <span m='33330'>it's</span> <span m='33440'>based</span> <span m='33720'>on</span> <span m='33810'>experience.</span> <span m='34770'>Soccer</span> <span m='35150'>is</span> <span m='35250'>based</span> <span m='35520'>on</span> <span m='35620'>qualifications.</span> <span m='36840'>So</span> <span m='36970'>if</span> <span m='37070'>you can</span> <span m='37290'>commit</span> <span m='37565'>to</span> <span m='37840'>doing</span> <span m='38250'>licenses,</span> <span m='39330'>all</span> <span m='39490'>the</span> <span m='39570'>way</span> <span m='39760'>from</span> <span m='40000'>the</span> <span m='40110'>F</span> <span m='40350'>license</span> <span m='40645'>through</span> <span m='40940'>to</span> <span m='41180'>the</span> <span m='41255'>A</span> <span m='41330'>license,</span> <span m='42000'>you</span> <span m='42220'>could</span> <span m='42350'>make</span> <span m='42520'>a</span> <span m='42580'>good</span> <span m='42900'>go</span> <span m='43280'>of</span> <span m='43770'>working</span> <span m='44090'>in</span> <span m='44240'>different</span> <span m='44550'>clubs.</span> <span m='45200'>And</span> <span m='45310'>there's</span> <span m='45460'>lots</span> <span m='45810'>of</span> <span m='45890'>them</span> <span m='46030'>around.</span> <span m='46400'>We're</span> <span m='46620'>at a</span> <span m='46670'>soccer</span> <span m='46990'>convention</span> <span m='47490'>right</span> <span m='47720'>now,</span> <span m='48290'>it</span> <span m='48410'>shows</span> <span m='48650'>you</span> <span m='48730'>how</span> <span m='48910'>big</span> <span m='49130'>soccer</span> <span m='49510'>is,</span> <span m='49720'>and</span> <span m='50420'>there's</span> <span m='50540'>a</span> <span m='50610'>lot</span> <span m='50760'>of</span> <span m='50820'>people</span> <span m='51100'>here</span> <span m='51330'>that</span> <span m='51500'>worked</span> <span m='51760'>a</span> <span m='51890'>lot</span> <span m='52040'>of</span> <span m='52100'>clubs.</span> <span m='52630'>And a</span> <span m='52880'>lot</span> <span m='53240'>of</span> <span m='53300'>kids</span> <span m='53570'>playing</span> <span m='53850'>soccer</span> <span m='54120'>that</span> <span m='54240'>want</span> <span m='54390'>a</span> <span m='54470'>coach.</span> </p><p><span m='55470'>My</span> <span m='55710'>aha</span> <span m='56070'>moment</span> <span m='56440'>was</span> <span m='56570'>probably</span> <span m='56920'>when</span> <span m='57470'>I</span> <span m='57580'>was</span> <span m='57760'>working</span> <span m='58210'>in</span> <span m='58890'>as</span> <span m='59060'>a</span> <span m='59130'>summer</span> <span m='59350'>camp</span> <span m='59670'>coach.</span> <span m='60130'>So</span> <span m='60560'>we</span> <span m='60770'>run</span> <span m='61090'>soccer</span> <span m='61430'>camps</span> <span m='61810'>through</span> <span m='61990'>the</span> <span m='62050'>summer</span> <span m='62310'>when</span> <span m='62450'>all</span> <span m='62510'>the</span> <span m='62900'>kids are</span> <span m='62970'>off</span> <span m='63150'>school.</span> <span m='64230'>And,</span> <span m='64769'>I</span> <span m='64860'>was</span> <span m='64989'>having</span> <span m='65180'>a</span> <span m='65239'>bad</span> <span m='65470'>day,</span> <span m='66020'>the</span> <span m='66380'>kids</span> <span m='66590'>weren't</span> <span m='66750'>listening,</span> <span m='66960'>and</span> <span m='67080'>it</span> <span m='67140'>was</span> <span m='67230'>100</span> <span m='67550'>degrees.</span> <span m='68700'>And</span> <span m='69490'>I</span> <span m='70040'>looked</span> <span m='70330'>at</span> <span m='70440'>what</span> <span m='70600'>I</span> <span m='70650'>was</span> <span m='70810'>doing,</span> <span m='71310'>and</span> <span m='71470'>I</span> <span m='72200'>changed</span> <span m='72490'>my</span> <span m='72620'>practice.</span> <span m='73160'>Soccer</span> <span m='73440'>is</span> <span m='73510'>never</span> <span m='73700'>perfect.</span> <span m='74190'>Sometimes</span> <span m='74480'>you</span> <span m='74530'>have</span> <span m='74620'>to</span> <span m='74730'>change</span> <span m='75040'>what</span> <span m='75150'>you're</span> <span m='75240'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='76140'>And</span> <span m='76340'>the</span> <span m='76440'>kids</span> <span m='76680'>understood</span> <span m='77100'>it.</span> <span m='77360'>And</span> <span m='77540'>that</span> <span m='77760'>for</span> <span m='77850'>me</span> <span m='78080'>was</span> <span m='78240'>really,</span> <span m='78870'>I</span> <span m='78970'>can</span> <span m='79130'>make</span> <span m='79300'>a</span> <span m='79350'>life</span> <span m='79680'>of</span> <span m='79800'>this.</span> <span m='80150'>I</span> <span m='80300'>know</span> <span m='80530'>what</span> <span m='80710'>I'm</span> <span m='80810'>talking</span> <span m='81090'>about,</span> <span m='81340'>because</span> <span m='81550'>I doubted</span> <span m='82050'>myself,</span> <span m='82830'>when</span> <span m='83050'>the</span> <span m='83150'>kids</span> <span m='83380'>don't</span> <span m='83540'>understand</span> <span m='84030'>me.</span> <span m='84720'>I</span> <span m='84860'>was</span> <span m='85080'>starting</span> <span m='85200'>to</span> <span m='85280'>question</span> <span m='85570'>myself.</span> <span m='86310'>Then</span> <span m='86630'>when</span> <span m='86790'>I</span> <span m='86850'>change</span> <span m='87220'>things</span> <span m='87500'>I</span> <span m='87530'>made</span> <span m='87810'>my</span> <span m='87950'>adaptation,</span> <span m='89060'>I</span> <span m='89450'>thought</span> <span m='89750'>this</span> <span m='89960'>is it.</span> <span m='90300'>This</span> <span m='90510'>is</span> <span m='90600'>what</span> <span m='90740'>I</span> <span m='90800'>can</span> <span m='91100'>do forever.</span> </p>","file":{"id":361799,"video_id":"3246821898001","name":"2105-Lee-SoccerCoach2","duration":92253,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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