Coaching Kids For Dummies

Coaching Kids For Dummies

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What could be easier or more fun than coaching youth sports? Howcomplicated could it be--it's all fun and games, right?Unfortunately, coaching kids isn't that simple. Ifyou've ever watched a youth league game, you know that allsorts of pressures, worries, concerns, and emotions come into playwhen your kid is out on the field. In fact, it's not unusualto witness at least one ugly incident at a game where a coach orparent has gotten out of control. The good news is, as a coach, youcan guarantee that kids have fun, get the physical andpsychological boost they need, and want to play on your team nextyear. And now this book shows you how.

Written by a nationally recognized sports-parenting expert,coach, and author who is also a former professional baseballplayer, Coaching Kids For Dummies shows you step by step howto make sports a positive experience for kids of all ages. Packedwith practical advice for coaches and parents, it shows you howto:

Help kids select the best sports for them Communicate effectively with your young athletes Deal with losses and wins Provide encouragement without pushing too hard Motivate kids and boost performance Foster good sportsmanship Prevent sports burnout Handle irate parents Evaluate travel teams

No matter what your prior experience with youth leaguesports--even if you weren't in one yourself as akid-- Coaching Kids For Dummies coaches you in all theessentials. Topics you'll explore include:

What every parent should know about youth sports, including theright age to get them started, how leagues work, and what your kidand you can expect Basic coaching tasks and responsibilities, such as pregamepreparation, practice sessions, team meetings with kids andparents, and more Communication and motivational skills every coach needs todevelop Coaching challenges, including scheduling, hostile parents,dealing with injuries, and coaching your own kids

Loaded with tested-in-the-trenches strategies for helping kidsget the most out of sports, Coaching Kids For Dummies isevery youth league coach's survival guide.

Publisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., c2000
ISBN: 9780764551970
0764551973
Branch Call Number: 796.077
Characteristics: xx, 231 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Coaching kids

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