Your First Coaching Book A Practical Guide for Volunteer Coaches (Paperback)
|For the millions of children involved in youth sports, it is their coach who plays a major role in the way they will feel about playing. Unfortunately, few youth sports organizations provide any real training for their coaches. The result can be seen in the increasingly large percentage of kids who drop out of organized leagues. To help coaches understand their important role, including the challenges that lie ahead of them, the National Alliance for Youth Sports--America's premier youth sports advocacy group--has created a simple and straightforward guide for volunteer coaches. It presents the elements that make up good coaching, details the tasks for which a coach is responsible, and explains how a coach can best deal with the most common problems faced both on and off the playing field.|
From the Publisher:
As a youth sports volunteer, you should get used to wearing many hats, for you?ll be not just a coach, but also a teacher, friend, and confidant. Coaching can be rewarding, but if you venture into the season unprepared, the role can be a frustrating one. Enter Your First Coaching Book. Created by The National Alliance For Youth Sports, it provides valuable tips on how to encourage fun and good sportsmanship,
maximize basic skill development, deal with inappropriate behavior from players and parents, and prevent injuries by maintaining high safety standards.
Whether you?re a first-year coach or a seasoned veteran, the children on your team will remember you and their sports experience for the rest of their lives. Your First Coaching Book will help ensure that these memories are happy ones.