I had the chance to interview Boys Soccer Coach, Nate Reiser, about his past experiences with the sport:
Q: At what level did you play soccer at? And how did you use your past experiences playing soccer to help with your coaching?
A: I played college soccer at York College in York, NE. It was in NAIA. I began playing at age 6. I had some coaches that were just parents, but I also had some that knew the game. I listened to both. Sometimes a dad of one of my teammates was able to describe the game in a way that helped me understand. I think being immersed in the game helped my coaching. Growing up, I played the game, but I also watched top players on TV, watched videos on skills, and studied other teams when they practiced. I still go to a soccer complex and watch 3-4 teams workout to learn new drills and ways to teach.
Thank you Coach Reiser for letting me talk to you and good luck to the soccer team this season!