In today’s world teachers, coaches and parents all want to know what motivates people. The answer you’ll find will come down to experiences and caring. Great coaches like Al McGuire, Tom Izzo, Coach K all have the same technique in common—they care about their players on and off the playing court.
Finally it occurred to me. There is a way to get what we both want. What if soccer becomes the focus of our homeschool? I don’t mean drills and hours of PlayStation FIFA. I mean learning science, math, reading, writing, computers, and other needed skills by using soccer as the focus. Yes, I want him to have a well-rounded education, but right now the ‘what’ he studies can be secondary to the ‘how’ to learn and the foundational skills that he can develop.