Earlier this Summer Jack Marciano took part in our work experience programme over the summer and showed such a great attitude to the programme that he is now volunteering with the charity and when the season starts will have opportunities for some paid work assisting with Bedhead FC.
We caught up with Jack in the office for a quick interview on his experience’s being involved with the Charity so far.
So Jack how has was your Work Experience with GMFC?
JM: It was very interesting I didn’t know there was as much to coaching as there is. Particularly before and after each session not just during the session. I also was able to learn about the depth of work that goes on within the charity. It really made me realise that it is not just what goes on, on the pitch.
Thats fantastic, So amongst all of that are there any particular skills you feel you learned in your Work Experience week?
JM: I feel I gained a greater understanding of football coaching, particularly the psychological and social sides. Developing my understanding of the four corner model which I now feel confident to use in my session plans. I also feel I was able to put my organisation skills to the test and develop them further.
Excellent stuff Jack, I guess the most important thing though is did you enjoy yourself!!?
What was it that you enjoyed the most?
JM: Going to and participating in sessions was the most enjoyable as well as seeing the session plans being put to practice.
Do you feel through the planning, delivering and assessment of the sessions you were able to gain a thorough insight into what its like to be a Coach?
JM: Yes, Most definitely.
Has your experience and further volunteering encouraged you to pursue your coaching?
JM: Yes, I enjoy developing teams and individuals and seeing there outcomes from each session.
Which area of coaching interests you the most?
JM: I particularly enjoy the development of players looking at the mental side just as much as the technical and tactical side.
So as a coach starting out on your journey right now, what would you say your strengths are ?
JM: I am confident with my knowledge of tactics and my ability to express it to players.
How can GMFC help you along your coaching Journey?
JM: GMFC can definitely help me build up my confidence during sessions.
Brilliant! Thanks Jack!