Webb started his coaching career with skiing at Vorlage in 1980. He was a ski instructor, ski racing coach and a ski patroller. He began coaching hockey in 1993 and then football in 1995. Webb got into coaching because he wanted to be a part of the activities that his children were doing. “I stayed with it because I enjoy sports and what it did for me and I want to instil that in our youth.” says Webb
Webb says his favourite thing about coaching is “working with the players and seeing them grow as athletes and mature. The excitement they show when they succeed individually and as a team gives me a lot of pleasure.”
Webb says that the most rewarding moment as a coach is watching a team he is a part of win a big game. He isn’t just talking about championships, a big game is one where the team has had to struggle and work hard to win. “If I had to choose one it would be the 1997 Tyke Championship game, that team went undefeated and won a close game in overtime.” says Webb.
Webb says his biggest challenge as a coach is having a player that doesn’t want to buy in to the team aspect of football. “I have found that communication is the first step. I try to gain their confidence and get them to open up a little. I try to find out a little more about them, their interests etc. Sometimes I have ask them to help me as a player/coach, giving them small responsibilities, this helps them engage with the others and builds a common bond.” explains Webb.
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