Coaching Kids For DummiesBook - 2000
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.