During Washington Youth Soccer’s Youth Soccer Month, Set Plays published a series of posts that tied to our weekly themes. Our August 10th post was about volunteers and administrators “improving your moves” through participating in webinars, teleseminars, and other types of training to learn more about topics that affect your work in your youth soccer organization. We highlighted some of the places that our staff finds training opportunities, including Active Network and Guidestar, and encouraged you to sign up for upcoming opportunities.
Sometimes it’s hard to align your schedule to fit in a webinar in the middle of a busy day, you double-book yourself into another meeting, or maybe you forgot to attend (I may have been guilty of a double-booking before…). If you aren’t able to make the live webinar, another option is to download a previously recorded webinar that you have registered for and to watch it at your convenience – possibly after the kids have gone to bed or while the laundry is in the dryer. Most webinars are 45-60 minutes long and once you’ve downloaded a previously recorded presentation, you can pause at any time and come back to it when you have more time. It’s also a great option if you want to re-watch a specific part of the presentation to take notes or grab the link to a resource mentioned by the presenter.
Active Network sent me a friendly reminder email last week to let me know that three of their most popular webinars are available for download for free:
- How to Get Parents on Your Side This Season with Bob Heckman, Senior Trainer, Positive Coaching Alliance
- Unlocking Greatness in Girls with Julie Foudy, Founder, Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy
- Raising Your Child to be a Champion with Wayne Bryan, Tennis Coaching Expert
In addition, you can view all of their archived webinars here. I’ve participated in some of the webinars about positive coaching and sportsmanship and have really enjoyed the presentations. The best part? They’re all free, so download one today!