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.
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.