"I have never played soccer in my life," said Haynes. "I got into soccer when my kids joined. I realized my kids needed to improve. So I studied a lot. I got my kids prepared. I have studied how to be a good coach and apply it to my own kids. This futsal coaching course will now be part of that learning process for them."
"Our players will benefit a lot from this course," said Rafael Nava, Chicago Street Futsal head coach. "We took a lot of information. For a lot of concepts, we were kind of on it. But some things we did not know how to expand - what is the next step? What else is out there in terms of progress?"
"Having the foundation of the knowledge base was good," said Haynes. "What made it more real was when I came to class, and they put the kids and adults on the field together."
"There wasn’t anything that needed to be expanded," said Diego Velasquez, New York Ecuador head coach. "I think the timing was perfect. He went over it the right way. As a coach, I don't like courses to be extended. If you have something, go straight to the topic and point."
"It was explained that the next level of the course will be more detailed with more information," said Ford. "I think what was given for now is a very good base - a foundation for us to get to that next step, which is at CCS Nationals. I hope at the national course we will get those intricate details that were not covered."
"It was great to see how the little things create the big picture," said Nava. "The small, technical things that we need to be focused on rather than the overall picture. Sometimes we go into the big picture and don’t really focus too much on those - the details."