Washington Youth Soccer was very fortunate to have Richard Bate, Elite Coaching Manager for England’s Football Association (FA), assist us with our evolving coaching education program. With more than 30 years of coaching experience at the highest levels of the professional and international game, Bate provided Washington Youth Soccer coaches with exclusive insight to the forefront of player development and coaching education. Bate conducted a player and coach development workshop in Spokane, in addition to carrying out a presentation to Washington Youth Soccer’s Regional Development Officers regarding modern trends of the game, and coaching education development.
Here are some of the highlights of Bate’s “Coaching is Communication” presentation, which will give each reader further insight on how to effectively communicate with all of your soccer community. Enjoy! - Gary White, Washington Youth Soccer Technical Director