Coaches Profiles @ KICK4LIFE

Find out a bit more about the coaches profiles here at the Kick 4 Life by reading their Coaches Profiles below

Younes Boudis – Content Developer & Program Coordinator 

Home Country: Morocco

Coaching Qualifications: FFA/AFC “C” License (Achieved in Switzerland J&S Diploma C & D); Coaching Professionally since 2016 in Switzerland and Australia

Football Career: I have played competition football since primary school. I reached Third Division for the Region. I also played competition Handball, reaching Second Division for the region in Morocco. When I moved to Switzerland, I played 5th Division in Zurich. Since moving to Australia, I have played socially.

Football Team: Liverpool in Premier League and Real Madrid in La Liga

What do you like about coaching?
I like to share my love of football with players and especially to see them develop their skills and improve over time.
 
Best advice you could give a child about playing sport?
This is a big topic, but I will try to be brief enough:
Sport is all about trying your best and having fun and being happy!
So to achieve that let the children to choose the sport they want without interference from anyone, let him/her try several types of sports until he/she chooses his/her favourite one, and know that the ability to make such a decision will be a source of happiness for them.
 
What have you still got to learn to become a better coach?
From my perspective, the coach is always in the process of learning, but there are cases that make you see excellent coaches. To achieve this, you must do the following:
– Good listening to the others
-Patient, as he gives the apprentice time to complete his work in the best way.
-He can recognize the weakness and strengths of the individuals he is training, and be honest and upfront with them on these aspects.
-Creative, as he is able to create new ideas and methods, and search for good solutions that will lead to better results.
 
Where do you see football in Australia going in the next 5 years
It’s great that Australia and New Zealand will host the Women’s World Cup in 2023- this will be a big promotion of the game in Australia and of Australia. I hope Football Federation work closely with professional and community clubs to make it a positive for football in this country.

 

Pascal

Where I come from which is Laos, soccer is one of the most popular sports. I never had any formal training; majority of what I have learnt has been self-taught. Pascal plays Futsal and manages a number of senior Futsal teams in some of the top leagues in Victoria, including Futsal Oz and Futsal Plus.

Pascal has coached soccer with South Yarra Soccer Club, Futsal Plus Juniors and Kickstart Soccer. We are very excited to have Pascal as part of our KICK4LIFE Coaching staff.

Luke

Luke has grown up with soccer his entire life. He played at his local club from u9’s to u18’s before completing his Level 1 FA Coaching Qualification in England. Since moving to Australia he has been playing for several teams and we are excited he will be playing, as well as coaching in 2018.

Luke has been a valuable part of South Yarra SC for several years, where he has developed the skills and match awareness of kids of all ages. We are glad to have Luke as a valuable member of the KICK4LIFE coaching staff.

Omar

Omar has been involved in soccer all his life; he started playing at the age of 5! He has extensive coaching experience in both volleyball and soccer, but continues to coach soccer at South Yarra SC. In 2019, Omar has been coaching the U10 Wallabies who have had a fantastic season! Omar lives in Melbourne with his wife & two beautiful daughters.

Olana

What I like about coaching:
I love coaching because it has always been my dream to become a soccer player and when I coach kids its great to be able to help them chase their dreams. The best part of coaching is seeing the kids improve every week and grow in confidence.

Did you play soccer?
I played in Norway as a child all the way into my teenage years. I ended up playing 3rd division. I moved to Melbourne 3 years ago and have been coaching ever since. I played midfield / defence.

Best advice you could give a child about playing sport?
Use sport as a tool to grow your confidence, be free and have fun.

Where did you see football in Australia going in the next 5 years?
Soccer will continue to grow and be the biggest game in the world. Our kids are so lucky with all the opportunities they can experience through soccer now.

Favourite Team: Arsenal FC

What have you still got to learn?
– More skills and extensive training drills.
– Continuously developing communication with kids (knowing my audience)

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