The focal point of RateMySoccerCoach.com is to create an open forum that bridges the gap between parents and coaches. Simply put, better coaches make better players, and our long term vision is that this website will improve not only youth soccer coaches and player development, but make sure that the right personalities come together to streamline the end result.
RateMySoccerCoach.com emerged as a result of many years of playing, coaching, observation of coaches, and player development. With over 60 years of combined soccer experience, our staff is made up of former professional players, college soccer athletes, Olympic Development Players, Coaching Directors, College Soccer Coaches, Professional Soccer Team Owners, licensed soccer coaches, and most notably- soccer parents.
Having this expertise at our fingertips and being a part of American soccer culture, it is glaringly obvious that there are some fantastic coaches in the United States. The flip side of that coin is that there are some pretty terrible ones as well, our site will highlight and hopefully weed out this type of coach so that the game continues to evolve with the right spirit and soccer skills being taught.
It is easy in our fast paced society to misconstrue winning with actual productive player development. This is the most common error observed, up until age 12 or 13 the players need to be developing their individual skills so they can excel in a collective structure at a higher level of soccer. Once that goal is achieved, the winning and losing aspect can start to be addressed. We want to make sure we have the right coaches in the right age groups to seamlessly achieve this function.
Our mission will be to constantly upgrade the site to make it user friendly so that our primary goal of identifying and improving coaches at all levels remains the core of our focus. The site will succeed with continued input from the people who are engaged in the game on a daily basis and share their valuable experiences with others so that we highlight the best of the best coaches and identify the worst of the worst coaches.