The smell of fresh cut grass makes me think of soccer season. Spring season is a great time to run those winter pounds off and get back into getting touches on the ball. Get some pick up games going and introduce the game to kids so that when you graduate the program wont suffer. Its important to keep the intrest going with generations.
Being great at playing the game doesnt make you a good coach. Maybe some of us that play should learn some techniques in order to coach younger generations to keep the numbers up that are interested in playing. Little kids can be frustrating but if you can give them patience they will in return give you respect.
Kids love to run around and score goals. Make practicing fun that way they dont feel as if they are working hard even though they really are. Make up some games to show them ways to pass to each other and dribble down the field with a defender. Show them cool tricks that they can work on at home to keep them coming back trying to show you their progress.