Providing a quality football experience to children in the Moray area is no small task. Incredibly, our club continues to grow year on year. In 2017 we expect almost 300 kids to be registered at Forres Area Soccer 7s. Who handles this workload? Volunteers. Forres Area Soccer 7s is one of the longest running youth football club and while many things have changed since we first started in 1993, we can only do what we do with the help of volunteers.
The First-Time Coach
Filled with dread before the season begins. “I’ve never played football, how could I ever help? It’s not like
I don’t care, it’s just I don’t want to look foolish.” There are too many of these examples of parents out there who want to coach but think it’s reserved for the elite football mad parents. The reality is most of our coaches are everyday parents that took the leap of faith to help out. What they find out is that Forres Area Soccer 7s helps every coach from moment they sign up. They receive access to lesson plans, coaching advice and guidance from our Football Development Officer, and constant support from the board. At the end of the season, the club has an end-of-year party, awarding all the players, and receiving many thanks from parents. The first-time coach looks back on the season and sort of wishes it would never end and can’t wait for the next season.