Coaching youth football (ages 11-18) requires a different approach compared to younger players. A key thing to remember when coaching teenage players is that they are very susceptible to tone, language and mood, and so it's important to portray activities and training sessions in a way that appeals to them.
As a coach, you need to be aware that the needs and development of each child will be very different – coaching children is not the same as coaching teenagers or adults. Patience and understanding are necessary skills to have when coaching children of a young age.
Football is a sport that is universally loved and played by people of all ages and abilities. An intrinsic part of the game is coaching and often the success of a team is based on the tactics and expertise of their coach.