South Jersey Girls Soccer League

Coaching Education Testimonial

Thank you very much for your time and period of instruction. Despite being an athlete my whole life and coaching various sports throughout my children’s young lives thus far, I learned a TON. It is evident to me that I still stand to learn a lot from you and hope the opportunity presents itself down the line. Whenever is convenient I would be grateful to receive your notes from practice.  

Thanks Coach Bob!  I'm really glad you did the coaching training sessions for soccer, I wish the other sports I coach did this too. I learned a lot, and much of it is transferrable to other sports as well.  It was also fun to do the field session, makes me want to get back into playing competitive sports myself. 

Thank you Bob for the session. I went into this class/field assessment with an open mind and was overwhelmingly impressed with the content provided.  I was able to take away many tools, techniques and skills that could be beneficial to the teams in our club.  And would like the opportunity to share or reiterate the lessons in some fashion amongst the group.  I would greatly appreciate you sharing your notes with me, I intend on introducing age appropriate drills within our program.

Thank you, Bob.  I thoroughly enjoyed both the classroom and on-field sessions with you.  I'm very much looking forward to coaching this year, and feel a bit more confident about it after attending your lessons.

Thank you Bob!
I appreciate your time at the classroom and field sessions. At first I thought to myself, why do I need to spend 3 hours in a classroom and 6 hours on a field to coach a bunch of 8 year olds. NOW I KNOW!!!  I am in a much much better position to teach some soccer and have fun doing it with those 8 year old. 

Thanks so much for a great course. Despite the heat, I had a lot of fun today and learned a lot to use with my players.  

I wanted to share that I actually took in what you mentioned in the classroom session and implemented coaching my players when they’re subbing rather than trying to instruct while they’re playing during our 3v3 league this summer. I definitely see a difference in a lot of areas (less stressful for myself and the players, less confusion on the field, more engagement on the “bench” as we talk about what is happening on the field, etc.). I also really took in the advice about coaching your own child and now I just tell my daughter that I’m just really excited to watch her play and then implement the skills she needs to work on when she asks me to practice in the yard. It’s nice because I felt like the old way of talking to her during or before/after the game just caused her to be irritated and that just takes the fun out of it for everyone. I really appreciate everything you shared. 

Hi Bob thanks for the great session!!! You are fantastic and that's why I came back.. It's a great workout and it's a great motivation for the season.. I will love to do more advance sessions.. like to be able to be a trainer or to coach at higher levels.. What's my next step?.. let me know thanks 

"Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love of the game with us. The classroom and field session were informative and very helpful. I can’t wait to apply the lessons learned during this Fall season." 

“Thank you go the great field session today, as a soccer novice, I learned quite a lot and I appreciate your level of detail but keeping it fun philosophy.”

“Thank you for today, Bob.  I had a lot of fun and will definitely be able to take some great stuff back to my team.”

“Thank you so much.  I loved your in class and field session.”

“Thank you so much for the training today.  You guys made it fun and very very informative.  Things that have never even crossed my mind.”

“The class was fantastic and I could probably sit there and pick your brain for hours upon hours.  I think you are an awesome instructor and I gained so much out of the past two sessions. 

“Thank you so much for your time and efforts.  You made both the classroom and field session as beneficial and fun as they could have been.  I learned a lot about how our team can restructure and focus our practice more to maximize touches while keeping the games fun.  Keeping 60 adults of varying fitness and ability engaged for 6 hours is a tall order-and I think you and your helpers did a great job. “

“Thank you again for your time and dedication to this endeavor.  It was most certainly helpful I took a lot out of it.”

“You are a great teacher, played soccer my entire life but learned a lot today!”

“Thanks Coach.  There was a lot in your presentation and field session that I know I can use.  I especially liked the short duration for many of the warm-ups and drills, which kept us engaged and would surely be essential working with 9-year-olds.”

“Thanks for everything!  I especially appreciated the personality and humor injected into this mandatory training session.  Glad we got to hear it from someone who enjoys what they do!”

“Thank you for putting these classes together.  I definitely learned a lot between the two days and think it will definitely help me be a better coach.”

“You are an excellent instructor and truly an asset to the league.  Thank you very much for all of your efforts.  I really appreciate all of the new tools you’ve shared with me and my new assistant coach.”

“Great training today!  I’ve been coaching my kids in soccer for the past 3 years and this provided a new perspective and new exercises.”

“Thank you!  The classroom and field training were fantastic.  It may not mean something from someone that knows little to nothing about the game but as Supreme Court Justice Stewart once said, “….I know it when I see it” and I witnessed phenomenal instructional training (for any sport)”

2024 Scholarship Awards

SJGSL is proud to announce that our 2024 Scholarship Award recipients are:

Jessica Wojnar
Hannah Simons
Elisabeth Gallagher

The Scholarship Awards will be presented at the league's coaches meeting on February 5, 2024.