25 Coaching Tips
Especially for Youth Leagues
Youth sports can be summed up in one simple statement: It’s all about the kids. Not about the parents feeling proud, or the coaches feeling accomplished, or the school feeling distinguished, or the league feeling responsible.
Youth sports begins with kids, and ends with kids. Period. These coaching tips will help you be the kind of coach that always puts kids first.
1. Speak honestly in the preseason. No flowery promises of playing time.
4. Coach kids, not just a team. Take time to encourage and instruct individual players.
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12. Coaching is not just about teaching a sport; it's about helping kids learn life-lessons.
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23. If your player doesn’t end the season a better player, then you have not done your job as a coach. It is your job to help them grow (unless the athlete is not willing).
As a coach, you will never please everyone. Accept that and make it your goal to do what you do for the sake of the kids. If you do, you will be a coach that truly makes a difference in kids' lives.
Janis Meredith writes Jbmthinks, a blog on sports parenting and youth sports. After being a coach's wife for 27 years and a sports parent for 17, she sees issues from both sides of the bench.
Posted by Janis Meredith
Posted by ralph yearwood on Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:21 PM EST
just want to increase my knowledge of this game.
Posted by ralph yearwood on Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:16 PM EST
i just want to continue to be a student of soccer
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