“I don’t have time for hobbies. I treat my job as a hobby. It’s something I love doing” – David Beckham
Steve is a family man first. He has a daughter, Nikita, attending Rhenish High School in Stellenbosch, and he has three stepsons. He loves to relax with his family by going to local markets and enjoy socializing with his friends over a cold beer or good wine.
But at the end of the day, being a coach is one of the most rewarding professions for Steve. Coaching is not just about playing a game; it’s about valuable life lessons that can be applied to all aspects of life.
Steve has a sense of confidence about what he is doing. He has to be a salesman and has to get his players, particularly his leaders, to believe in what he is trying to accomplish on the soccer field.
The experience of being a coach is exciting and emotional but also challenging and nerve-wracking- especially when it comes down to one game. There are no guarantees with coaching, except for the fact that you’ll be sure to learn a valuable lesson. After all, he is the person who will mould his players into the best versions of themselves and guide them along through adversity or victory.
Good coaching may be defined as the development of character, personality and habits of players, plus the teaching of fundamentals and team play.
Steve credits all his success to hard work. No one has a lucky career. If he does not work hard, he won’t be successful. To him, soccer is so much more than a ball and two goals; it connects people from all corners of the world.