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Exciting Times Ahead: Utilising Mingle Sports' "Live Blog" Feature for CHARS Youth U9 Yellows



By Steve Halls, NexxtGen Football

As we gear up for another exciting weekend of youth football, there's something new and thrilling on the horizon for our team, CHARS Youth U9 Yellows. But before we dive into the highly anticipated "Live Blog" feature from Mingle Sports, I'd like to share a bit about my journey and aspirations in the world of football.

As a passionate football enthusiast, I've always believed in the power of the sport to shape young lives and bring communities together. That's why I've set my sights on earning coaching qualifications that will enable me to make a positive impact on the next generation of footballers.

My Coaching Journey Begins: FA "Introduction to Coaching Football"

Starting on the 1st of November, I'm embarking on the "Introduction to Coaching Football" qualification offered by the Football Association (FA). This four-week course is designed to equip individuals like me with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to become a coach. It's an exciting opportunity to learn from the best and lay the foundation for a coaching career.

The "Introduction to Coaching Football" Course

The "Introduction to Coaching Football" course was formerly known as "FA Level One." It's a comprehensive program that covers various aspects of coaching, making it an essential starting point for anyone looking to become a certified coach. The course includes:

  • Practical Coaching Sessions: Participants get hands-on experience in organising and delivering coaching sessions. These sessions cover a range of skills and are designed to enhance a coach's understanding of the game.

  • Theory and Principles: The course delves into the theoretical aspects of coaching, including understanding player development, effective communication, and creating a positive coaching environment.

  • Safeguarding and First Aid: Just like on the field, safety is paramount off the field. The course ensures that coaches are well-versed in safeguarding practices and first aid, essential skills for the wellbeing of young players.

My Coaching Experience with CHARS Youth FC

In addition to my pursuit of coaching qualifications, I had my first hands-on experience as a coach on Saturday when I assisted with the CHARS Youth FC U11 team. It was a fantastic opportunity to put theory into practice and contribute to the development of these young talents. I was able to share my love for the game and help nurture their skills, instilling the same passion in them that has always driven my own football journey.

My Journey So Far

In preparation for this coaching adventure, I've already earned my "EE Playmaker by England Football" qualification. This qualification serves as a stepping stone, providing valuable insights into coaching techniques and strategies. Additionally, I've obtained the necessary "Safeguarding" and "First Aid" qualifications, ensuring that I'm well-prepared to take on the responsibilities of a coach.

Mingle Sports: The "Live Blog" Feature. A Game-Changer for Football Fans In today's digital age, football is more than just a sport; it's an experience that extends beyond the 90 minutes on the pitch. The "Live Blog" feature from Mingle Sports embodies this idea perfectly, offering a real-time connection between the action on the field and fans across the globe. Here's why the "Live Blog" feature is a game-changer: 1. Real-Time Updates: The "Live Blog" feature ensures that fans are never out of the loop. It provides real-time updates on all aspects of the game. From the initial whistle to half-time and full-time reports, as well as every goal scored, it's all there for fans to savour.

2. Multimedia Content: But the "Live Blog" doesn't stop at text updates. It goes a step further, allowing for the inclusion of multimedia content. Whether it's photos capturing crucial moments, videos showcasing incredible plays, or audio clips that bring the atmosphere of the game to life, this feature is designed to take fans on a virtual journey alongside our team. 3. Inclusive Experience: With the "Live Blog," the football experience becomes more inclusive than ever. Fans who can't be present at the match can still feel like they're part of the action. It's a feature that bridges the gap between the pitch and the digital realm. Keeping Fans Engaged, Informed, and Excited The "Live Blog" feature isn't just a tool for match reporting; it's a way to keep our fans engaged, informed, and excited about every moment of the game. Whether they're following from the stands, from home, or even from miles away, the "Live Blog" ensures that no fan misses a beat. As we move forward and prepare for our fixture against CHARS Youth U9 Blues, the "Live Blog" feature from Mingle Sports promises to be a significant asset. It enables us to engage our followers in a new and dynamic way, providing an immersive experience that extends beyond the confines of the football pitch.

My journey towards earning coaching qualifications and my first coaching experience with CHARS Youth FC are parallel adventures that I'm passionate about. They represent a commitment to learning, growing, and making a meaningful contribution to the world of youth football.

As we move forward, we invite you to stay tuned for more updates and experiences from the world of youth football. And as always, we're proud to be partners with Mingle Sports and are grateful for the continued support of the NexxtGen Football community. Here's to an incredible season ahead!


Best wishes,








Steve Halls

NexxtGen Football

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