Personal Narrative: Coaching Youth Football

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Coaching youth soccer was, without a doubt, the most rewarding leadership position I have ever taken on. When I volunteered to coach the youth of our community in the spring of my sophomore year, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. My knowledge of soccer was close to none and my skills weren't any better. On the first day of practice my lack of experience was evident to all of the kids on the team as well as the parents eagerly watching on the sidelines. I was trying my hardest, but coaching soccer was definitely not my strength. This made it very easy for me to relate to the kids who struggled and possessed very little athletic ability. We began forming bonds as the season went on and our team became more and more connected. Through

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