New Coach Brings Excitement to Lady Bengals’ Soccer
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The new coach of the Brasher Lady Bengals Soccer Team, Jon Williamson, is hopeful for this new season. Soccer alone can be an callous sport to handle, but with the help of a new mind, the Lady Bengals can come to life on the field.
“I volunteered to take [this new position] with the hopes of maybe starting to build more of a program and not just a single season, looking for the future,” says Jon Williamson.
With past experience, Senior Terin Sims knows all about what a new coach could bring to a team and how to adjust to his/her new coaching style.
“Not a whole lot scared me about having a new coach this year because I already knew him, and he already knew how I played and what I could do on the field. But, I still had some doubts like how well is the team going to do with a new coach, and is he going to be a good coach,” says Sims.
All players need and want coaches that know lots about the game and are very skilled in coaching them that sport, Williamson shows that he is knowledgeable.
“He knows the game. He has taught me so much already, and he is always working with those who don’t understand or have never played soccer before,” says Sims.
Williamson begins with exciting the players about soccer and getting them pumped for the sport, even in practice.
“[He is] very upbeat and knows what he is talking about, but he will do the drills with us and he pushes us a little harder [in comparison to our previous coach,]” says Sims.
“Throughout practices, he also teaches us about personal things such as personal integrity and how to work as a team,” says Kaytie Williamson.
Practice is very important to this team and they value it highly.
“We do a lot of team building activities in and out of practice,” says Coach Williamson.
Most players might not want a parent coach because of the pressure and favoritism, yet Kaytie Williamson welcomes it.
“I’m happy to have my dad coaching because I’ve been coached by him before and I’ve seen him coach other teams and he’s very good at it,” says Kaytie Williamson.
Kaytie welcomes her father’s coaching style and knows exactly what he wants to accomplish with the team.
“Coach Williamson includes lessons throughout the practices that help us with the game and becoming a team. He shows us specific simple things about the game that we need to learn in order to work well as a team,” says Kaytie Williamson.
Overall, there is an overwhelming sense of excitement for this season with a new coach in a new season with a new team.
“ I am very hopeful for this year’s soccer team and what we can do because we are a whole new group of people and players so that is going to be a little difficult, but I think that Coach Williamson can get us where we need to be and where were hoping to be,” says Sims.