You’ll Always be “Coach” (Part 1) – a Mentoring Month Moment

On Saturday, Lakewood football fans joined millions of others cheering the Seahawks to victory.  Whether at the stadium, in the living room, or listening on the car radio, we witnessed eleven players at a time, from each team, on the field putting their all into an important game.  In Washington, we proudly proclaim that there is that “12th Man” – the collective fans making the difference for the team.  Yet in the abilities, character, and attitude of each player there must be an impressive number of individuals who have brought him to that moment.  Each of these people shares the same first name – COACH.

Most sports success stories start young.  What drives a young person to choose a given sport is debatable;   true interest – peer pressure – fad at the time – parent pressure.   However, very few people would disagree that success in their chosen sport is due in a great part to coaches along the way.

Driving by Fort Steilacoom Park through much of the year, it is amazing to see the nets up and scores (actually elevenses) of soccer (the rest of the world calls it football) players practicing or playing hard.  Have you ever wondered where all of these teams come from?

Spotlight on the Lakewood-Steilacoom-Dupont Soccer Club

……..and YES, they need volunteers.  From their website….

The mission of the Lakewood Steilacoom Dupont Soccer Club is to educate & promote development of our local youth to achieve their maximum potential through the sport of soccer.

LSDSC promotes skill development, tactical awareness, mental toughness,physical fitness, leadership & “love of the game” while maintaining high standards of sportsmanship, respect and fair play.

Listed here are their volunteer opportunities…….

We want to be a great Club and we need your help to achieve the greatness.

As a non-profit organization it’s important to get all of our player’s parents and other community members get involved to help us accomplish our goals.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to the Club then we’re happy to have your help. Please see below to learn more about ways you can help the Club.

These are some of the many ways to help out:

    • Be a coach or an assistant coach
    • Be a team manager – communicate game/practice schedules and other things to make sure the whole team is on the same page
    • Be a referee
    • Help the club by offering to line a soccer field when the time comes to line the fields
    • Offer to help with the Fort Steilacoom Cup 5 v 5 Tournament
    • Get involved in volunteering with our parent soccer organizations like TPCJSA and District III 

    Regardless of how much volunteer effort you make, it will have a positive impact on our community and you will get a certain amount of satisfaction and fulfillment out of the deal.

    Our club always need more volunteers to make things run smoothly and we encourage everyone who is willing and able to find some way to get involved.

    A good coach is also a mentor.  How a player affects the world, on and off the sports field, is due to the coaches in his/her life.

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