Lately, I've been thinking about coaching HS football as a profession.
Right now, it's really nothing more than a thought in the back of my mind, something I'd like to explore for the future.
Reasons: I love football, have experience working with High School age kids, which was something I enjoyed and was able to really connect with the kids, plus I enjoy, think I'm good at (and have been told I'm good at by others) strategic problem solving, motivating people, managing different peresonality types, articulating a vision, etc.
The way I percieve coaching, ti seems like all those things are important. BUT... I have no experience coaching. Furthermroe I've never played football, other than riding the bench as a third string TE/DE in the 7th grade, so, my perceptions of coaching may be inaccurate or incomplete, for all I know.
I know there are some coaches on this board, so, I'm curious about some of the following, for any that don't mind sharing, things like:
- How did you get into coaching?
- How does one, generally speaking, get into coaching?
- What qualifications/skills are necessary?
- Is it at all common for a coach not to have much playing experience?
- If someone was trying to figure out if coaching is for them, is there any advice you'd give on how they could best figure that out?