Coach Speak – Siddharth

Siddharth Ganesan returned to Great Goals in September2021. Siddharth is born and brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He studied to be an engineer but chose to follow his passion which is football. He has played at a professional level and represented my school and college teams. He is currently developing youth football players and working on his coaching badges so he can develop football in India.He hods an AIFF C license.

You chose to be a football coach because….?
Sports brought the best out of me.
Which is your favourite drill and why?
Shooting drill, because I like to see goals scored.
What is your favourite moment coaching a class?
Once I did a demonstration for U11 and they were all amazed by my demonstration.
Who is your coaching idol and why?
Arsene Wenger, because he came from a small nation and became one of the best coaches only because of his passion, iron discipline, and character. I also like Jurgen Klopp because of his emotional intelligence and relationships with his players. 
What  is your philosophy as a coach?
As a youth coach, my philosophy is to take care of the “process” and the results will take care of itself. Here, “process” is the individualized long term player development plan. Player development comes first before winning.
What is your favourite thing about Great Goals?
Positive Work environment
What gives you joy?
To see players improve their technical, tactical, physical, social, and psychological aspects.
What’s your favourite tool to motivate a player?
Competition, Positive Reinforcement and Feedback, and Feed forward.
Great Goals is….
A football academy where players, along with learning football, learn important social and psychological skills that help them in their future.