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Coaches, we know it's hard to share your thoughts and ideas but this is not College or the Pro's. Help other coaches to better the lives of the children they coach. We're not asking you to share secret plays and other stuff like that.
Monday, 21 April 2014 06:51

To Those 30 Percent of Parents...

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Below is a repost of a status updates from one of our loyal followers who is a local youth football coach and we couldn't agree more with what he has to say...Reposted with the Approval of Author... Thought of the day (please chime in if you have a different opinion)... As I step into my 15th season as both a youth and high school coach, I think about all the kids I had the opportunity of coaching and mentoring. Then I think of the parents that I have come across, while I'll say 70% of the parents are there to…
While we talk a lot about youth athlete burnout here it is also important to recognize that youth coaches themselves can get burned out too. Burnout at higher levels such as pro and collegiate coaches is understandable as their livelihood often depends on the coaching position but when talking about youth coaches it's a whole other ballgame. Most youth coaches are volunteers and usually also have to contend with regular day jobs and their family on top of trying to keep a team together and running smoothly. Even 6+ hours a week for 3-4 months a couple times a year can…
Although your primary role as a coach is to develop athletes, you must also accept the responsibility for educating and communicating with parents on a routine basis. Before the season’s first practice, you should hold an some type of interactive meeting with the coaching staff, athletes and parents to develop effective lines of communication. The meeting’s primary purpose should be to establish agreed-upon expectations for all parties in regard to coaching style, team rules, appropriate athlete behavior, etc. The meeting’s secondary purpose should be to help parents understand how best to support their children’s sport participation and what constitutes appropriate parent behavior in the youth sport environment.…
This philosophy enhances athlete learning and development by allowing athletes to take ownership of their learning, thus increasing their opportunities and strengthening their abilities to retain important skills and ideas. This learning also develops athletes’ ability to make informed decisions during competitions, an important element in successful performance at any sporting level and can help athletes to take leadership roles and ownership in enhancing the team culture. Patience, encouragement and concern are characteristics at the core of an athlete-centered philosophy which can help your athletes strive for excellence. This philosophy begins with teaching skills in a fun and supportive environment.…
Written By Coach Dawn Redd from Coach Dawn Writes Our first inclination when we’re around someone we don’t get along well with is to run away. We avoid them, we discretely leave the room as soon as they enter it, we just stay away. And that works most times…except on teams. When I saw the title of this Harvard Business Review, I just knew I needed to bring it on over here. Conflict in groups is normal and the emotion that goes along with it is how I’m sure the author came up with this title: How to Work with…

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Kids Trained in Hands-Only CPR 0 0 5 6
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Rocky Bansin - Longevity Sports Center
2013-06-30, 08:09
What a wonderful turnout today guys!! Special thanks to the NATA, Brian & the rest of the awesome staff at the LVSportz Foundation! (June 2013 Free Interactive Youth Sports Safety Clinic)