- Set parent expectations
- Set player expectations
- Consistent structure
- Keep it simple
- High expectations
- Realistic expectations
- Fair, firm feedback
- Groom leaders
- Separate player development from competition
- Experiment. More things won't work than will work.
- Tailor for the many, not the few
Monday, March 24, 2014
Youth sports coaching 101 aka time for a new blog!
Hockey season has just completed, and spring football is not yet upon us. As the mite coaches convene to perform post-mortems on what went well and didn't go so well during the past season, I thought it would be a good idea to start documenting youth coaching best practices - and what not to do - I've learned over the years. Here's my coaching checklist that I focus on each season...I'll dive into each of these over the coming weeks and months. As I do, I'll share my keys to how I've been able to combine fun, winning, and player development to create happy parents and players.