Under the leadership of Eric Tetler as president, Windfield Alloy grew from six employees to more than 50, while expanding into new recycling markets. Aside from his business, Eric Tetler is passionate about soccer, as both a player and coach.
While running is often a part of training for most sports, it might not be the most effective use of time for a coach, who has a limited amount of time to teach a team soccer skills. However, simply adding the soccer ball to runs can make the exercise much more relevant to what the team is there to learn.
The next time you have your team running laps, give each player a soccer ball. The running will help keep their endurance and fitness in line, while the ball can help improve their dribbling skills.
Runs also provide an opportune time to practice passing and receiving. Instead of having each player go it alone, pair them off and instruct each pair to pass the ball back and forth as they run together.
Incorporate the soccer ball in running warm-ups and drills to provide players the same cardio benefit they see with a standard run, while also helping them with essential game skills.
Eric Tetler serves as president of Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Outside of his leadership role at Windfield Alloy, Eric Tetler donates to a number of local nonprofit organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry serves over 2,000 youths each year, providing recreational activities, mentoring, computer training, and multiple educational offerings, including Project Learn, which reinforces what students learn during the regular school day.
Project Learn is grounded in the research of Dr. Reginald Clark, who found that students perform better in school when they participate in fun, educational activities in their free time. Through Project Learn, students engage in “high-yield learning activities,” such as leisure reading and games that develop their cognitive skills. The project also highlights the importance of parental involvement and collaboration between school personnel and club staff, which are crucial components of effective after-school programming.
An evidence-based program, Project Learn has undergone extensive field-testing and evaluation by Columbia University. The results of these assessments prove that Project Learn enhances students’ academic performance.
Since 2007, Eric Tetler has served as president of Windfield Alloy, an environmentally conscious recycling business in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He first joined the company in 1994, and 13 years later, he became its majority shareholder.