Empowering Communities Through Sport | Tim Adams

Jun 08, 12:00 AM

This episode of the Love What You Play podcast features Tim Adams, founder of Free Footie, a totally free after school club for 4,000 kids in need.

This episode of the Love What You Play podcast features Tim Adams, founder of Free Footie, a totally free after school club for 4,000 kids in need. Tim shares his story of transitioning from journalist, to volunteer coach, to working to provide vulnerable kids with the opportunity to play in a safe, accessible, and inclusive environment. Learn more about Tim and Free Footie here: https://www.freefootie.ca/ 

Table of contents:
0:00 - Introduction
1:00 - Falling in love with sport
3:45 - Favorite memory (barefoot football)
5:35 - Passion for journalism 
9:30 - Top 3 characteristics of great coaches (compassion, passion, commitment)
12:35 - Reasons for coaching soccer
19:30 - Growing Free Footie
24:30 - Partnering with community members
27:45 - Certifying refs
29:40 - Planning camps
31:10 - Success stories
32:50 - Dealing with burn-out 
36:50 - Emphasizing fun
44:00 - Organized free play 
53:45 - How to contact Tim 
54:30 - Leaving a legacy 

The interview featured on this episode of the Love What You Play podcast originally debuted on the For the Love of the Game free Spring Virtual Summit 2020. To learn more about our upcoming summits and events with featured speakers, head to: https://www.fortheloveofthegame.ca/events