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AngliaCoach

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Hi all

As a get to know you / reminder I'd like to pose the question in the subject. I will start:

  • Started coaching an U9s team in 2006 aged just 16 myself
  • Did my Level 1 and Level 2 coaching badges in 2007 & 2008
  • Took my original team through to U12s before going off to University to study Sport Coaching
  • Whilst at University I was involved in coaching a conference side's youth setup and later on working for a league side's development centres and assistant coach in their academy.
  • After Uni I worked full time (albeit self-employed) for a year coaching for my local pro team in schools, development centre, shadow squad and assisting in the academy programme
  • Ended up doing residential work for international young learners on the activities / sports programme - football coaching went on the back burner
  • Started my current role working with international students at a University in 2015 and I've been here ever since.
  • Dabbled with a bit of men's coaching with a local team but it just didn't really appeal to me so I'm out of practice...
So here I am aged 27, eleven years on from the start of my coaching journey and I'm looking to get back into coaching. With very little football coaching experience since 2014 it's safe to say I'm a little rusty.

So, what's your background?
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Hi all

As a get to know you / reminder I'd like to pose the question in the subject. I will start:

  • Started coaching an U9s team in 2006 aged just 16 myself
  • Did my Level 1 and Level 2 coaching badges in 2007 & 2008
  • Took my original team through to U12s before going off to University to study Sport Coaching
  • Whilst at University I was involved in coaching a conference side's youth setup and later on working for a league side's development centres and assistant coach in their academy.
  • After Uni I worked full time (albeit self-employed) for a year coaching for my local pro team in schools, development centre, shadow squad and assisting in the academy programme
  • Ended up doing residential work for international young learners on the activities / sports programme - football coaching went on the back burner
  • Started my current role working with international students at a University in 2015 and I've been here ever since.
  • Dabbled with a bit of men's coaching with a local team but it just didn't really appeal to me so I'm out of practice...
So here I am aged 27, eleven years on from the start of my coaching journey and I'm looking to get back into coaching. With very little football coaching experience since 2014 it's safe to say I'm a little rusty.

So, what's your background?

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Started 1999. Long story but have to cut it short.

Win NFF 12 Tourney as a start up as first competition. Graduated players and few of them played professional in Africa and moved to Europe now. Played for England U17 and another played for Girona FC on loan from Man city. For more about me Google. "Olajide Harrison Arigbabu" for more.

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Started coaching a boys u-8 rec team in West Texas when I was still in college at the behest of my roommate who needed someone to help cover practices.  I wound up inheriting that team and coached them until I felt that I couldn't take them any further.  One of those boys is now coaching himself.
That led me into coaching at the high school where I was teaching.  Started picking up my licenses along the way.
Moved to the Dallas area and wound up coaching at my next school, where I was very fortunate to find an experienced coach who mentored me ever since.  Kept getting licenses, and most importantly, KEPT LEARNING.
Started coaching club as well, first as a goalkeeper trainer, then with younger teams. 
In the 20+ years that I've been doing this, I've now had 7 players that I helped coach who are now coaches themselves.
4 players played beyond college, one of them participating in two World Cups.
Countless players who have gone on to build successful careers in nursing, education, chiropractic, engineering, real estate, and are loving husbands and wives and parents.

I've found that teaching the intricacies of a 4-2-3-1 vs a 4-4-1-1 really kind of pales in comparison.

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Hahahahaha! But I had a player who participated at two world cups...
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Hahahahaha! But I had a player who participated at two world cups...

?????

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