The goal of our TeachFootball program is to work with organizations that operate everyday programs in communities and seek to continuously teach and develop with a long term goal. We assist these organizations with their soccer programs in a variety of areas: player development, coach education, and organization philosophy & management. We work with both established and new groups with the goal of building lasting, impactful programs that will impact the lives and the future of youth.
Each player is on a development different trajectory. We factor in various influencing factors when assessing a player's potential, including age, technical ability, physical development, academic performance, financial constraints, future potential. We identify talented players and help provide customized training and playing experiences such as training opportunities at professional soccer clubs and college soccer identification.
Our aim is to help build a lasting program that works with players on a daily basis. We have coached and trained hundreds of coaches and helped coaches to have careers at all levels of the game around the world. We specialize in building programs and helping coaches to not only teach the game but also to instill the importance of self training, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and placing value on education. We believe that content and material is essential but not more important than the person teaching the players. We focus on WHO is teaching and HOW they teach and not only WHAT they teach.
One of our key areas of expertise is in managing and building soccer programs for female players. Our goal is to continue to provide more opportunities for young women to participate in and develop through the sport.
Being part of a team that has a purpose and a goal, with a community supporting you helps teach many values such as accountability, responsibility, punctuality, discipline, teamwork, cooperation, humility, to name a few. Being part of a program that teaches and reinforces these values can help instill purpose and motivation and this is what can help change young people's lives.
We look to see if the player has an enthusiasm to play; an enthusiasm to learn; If i give the player homework and they come back improved; you can tell by the way they move and the look on their face. It only takes a few seconds. Some players are shy and lack confidence so you have to give them more time. With some time and some care any player can become great. Some have a physical advantage but it's rare they excel unless they are nurtured. "The ball doesnt sweat" so those who master the ball and those who have a vision for the game and a burning ambition will always achieve their goals in time. We just need time with those players to help them learn and give them opportunities.
- Gary Ireland