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The Growth of a Coach -Evaluation Sets the Stage for Success

Does the youth sports club you are affiliated with as a coach or parent provide feedback and organized evaluations for the coaches working within the organization? Improving the ability of a coach to provide education and create positive relationships during training and games directly effects the growth and passion of the participants. Providing the coach with… Continue reading The Growth of a Coach -Evaluation Sets the Stage for Success

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Successful Coaches Establish Caring Relationships

A coach is someone that can give correction without causing resentment. John Wooden (Named Greatest Coach of the 20th Century) The¬†athletic coaching profession includes numerous concepts such as: Teaching mental and physical skills Teaching tactical ideas Providing feedback to improve player skills and tactics Building positive team relationships Teaching leadership and personal growth development Providing… Continue reading Successful Coaches Establish Caring Relationships

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Intentional Youth Leadership Development

Change is inevitable, growth is intentional. Colin Wilson – writer, philosopher, and novelist Background Story: On Saturday mornings in Savannah, I coach a soccer program for children that are U8 soccer players. Within this program, the coaching staff and I have set up six teams of seven or eight players to participate on a field… Continue reading Intentional Youth Leadership Development

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Break the Cycle

When things go wrong for our children or team, as parents and coaches, we often revert back to our own youth athletic experiences. If it happened to us and we survived and maybe even thrived, then we should use it with our children and the teams we coach. Our first coaching and parenting role models… Continue reading Break the Cycle

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The Search for Meaningful Athletic Competition

Meaningful athletic competitions happen between teams that are closely matched in skill and effort and result in both teams improving because of the contest. Each¬†team is challenged to perform at their best throughout the entire game in order to achieve process success as well as result success. Most of these types of games involve intense… Continue reading The Search for Meaningful Athletic Competition

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Youth Team Development – Keep Families In the Game

  Why do certain families and players participate with the same youth sport organization for their entire youth sports career while others move to other sports, other activities, or other youth sport organizations. Three reasons I believe organizations are able to retain participants are: Organizational values and beliefs that match the families values and beliefs… Continue reading Youth Team Development – Keep Families In the Game

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The Dynamic Coach

The search for a dynamic coach, mentor, and group leader must start at the beginning of youth sports participation. It is not only something the athlete needs at the age of 15, but they also need this at 5…and every year in which they participate in athletics. Dynamic coaches who care teach lessons that can… Continue reading The Dynamic Coach

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Create a Positive Sports Environment

A positive sports environment will look different for all groups involved including the athlete, family, friends, and coach. Player participation, fun, and activity interest all increase when each group that provides influence on the athlete work in harmony. A positive sports environment will have options for all levels of participants including beginners, advanced players, and… Continue reading Create a Positive Sports Environment

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The Athlete’s Choice

Young athletes love to participate in activities that are fun, that allow them to showcase their skills and abilities, and where skill improvement is taught by caring and informed coaches. Unfortunately, the young athletes do not make the decision on who will provide them with the background for future successes on the field and in… Continue reading The Athlete’s Choice

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Matching Values and Beliefs

Organizations, coaches, and leaders in all walks of life are successful when they form a culture of success. When this development occurs early within the relationship of leader and follower, increased trust and passion for the leader are demonstrated. This knowledge is beneficial for coaches, teachers, and organizations that work with athletes of all ages… Continue reading Matching Values and Beliefs