Answering even the simplest of questions asked during interview processes, can become quite a problem at times. This problem is not because we do not know the answer.
The problem in the jitters that we get during the interview process. It is mindboggling. However, if you can overcome this fear of interviews, your employment success is almost guaranteed.
Here is a set of interview questions and answers for a soccer coach position to help you prepare:
What does working as a soccer coach mean to you on a personal level?
The last 20 years of my life, I have done nothing but learn the game of soccer and then teach it. Working as a soccer coach means everything to me. It is the essence of my being as a sportsman and I relish every day that I am on the field and in my element.
On a typical soccer training day, what are your responsibilities?
On any given practice day, I start with motivating my team to do their best. After a little warm-up session, I lay out the program and instruct team members to perform different forms of soccer play. At the end, I divide my team into two teams and get them to play against each other. This is a typical training day for me.
As far as sport is concerned, what do you feel about negative motivation?
Mostly, negative motivation does not work. If you tell a player that he can’t do something and expect him to do it, you are killing his motivation. I believe in positively motivating my team and helping it reach its objectives by edging players on and helping them physically and emotionally.
As a coach, how much of a mentor do you think you are?
I consider myself a perfect mentor and guide. My attitude is not that of someone who likes friction. I believe in providing guidance to my team members and creating an environment that is conducive to encouraging them to come to me with their problems and concerns.
What skills do you possess that make you a perfect soccer coach to work with our team?
I have had extensive experience working as a soccer coach for 3 teams that are as strong as the ones that I am being interviewed for. I believe that this experience, along with the ability to recruit, coach and teach highly talented athletes, knowledge of sponsorship agreements and game techniques, capability of handling emergency situations and creating and directing core soccer programs, makes me a good contender for this job.
What is your biggest achievement as a soccer coach so far?
A year ago, I managed to create a Super Squad by recruiting talented soccer players from 7 states, and ended up winning the Tri State Soccer Championship. That was my biggest achievement, followed by a lot of hard work.