I'm 17 years old and I'm been thinking real seriously of going into the coaching profession. I have been talking about this crazy formation I have been drawing up for some time. I'm really thought about it as one of the professions to get into.
For you veterans, how many years does it take to become certified in coaching and what are the other requirements in coaching such as teaching/etc? I'm planning on being a Defensive Line coach or an Offensive Coordinator.Also what are the disadvantages besides the long hours, the rough times with kids, fans, sometimes lousy pay, dealing with school board/faculty etc. I seriously want to know everything there is to before I throw my life onto a dream or wish.
I also realize that a lot of coaches have spent more time at work than being at the house with their wife and kids that are quickly growing up. I know that sometimes it becomes rough also.
Keep this in mind that I want to either coach, become a lawyer or go into engineering.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2005 23:23:34 GMT -6 by DLine06
Get a degree in education, with a social studies/math/special ed/science backgroung. Basically anything but PE. Some states require special certifications for coaching, Texas does not.
As somone that went down the lawyer path, I got sick of it, and wanted to be around people I liked. Coaching is all about the people you deal with, the kids, coaches, and, well, the kids and the coaches. So, I love the people I work with, the hours are long, but I don't really have a frame of reference since I have always put in long hours. It has to be something you and your family can handle. Some burn out. Others thrive.