Role Of A Grassroot Coach – Femi Olatunji
By Sampson Adedeji
Bolarinwa Obalola aka Kobayashi under the auspices of Oyo State Grassroot Coaching Education continue to educate the grassroot coaches on what to do to improve themselve and their players.
South Africa based Femi Benjamin Olatunji was the guest lecturer and taught the coaches their responsibilities as a gaffer at the grassroot.
” Responsibilities of a coach are differ at every level but I will stick to one which is grassroot.
At grassroot level coach is not just a teacher, he is a demonstrator, a coach has a responsibility of having knowledge about the game and about transferring to the children.
A coach should be able to have good communication skills and design training sections, football related, problem solving and condusive environment should be prepared by the coach for the players.
At grassroot a coach is general merchant that will be the curator, and ensured that the children love and play good football.
Your players must have good environment and save to play good football and they also possess right Equipments.
A coach should design a good training programme for their age and gender conformity,” he explained.
Kobayashi on behalf of the coaches appreciated the guest lecturer for the way the lecture was delivered.