Youth sports coaching tips of the day
Being positive doesn't mean just making kids feel good about their play.
* When it comes time to criticize and “come down” on the team, do not ridicule players lack of production and stay focused on things they can control—effort, attitude, and preparation.
* Do not “show up” an individual at any time. “Showing up” a player is the act of singling out an individual in front of others with the purpose of placing blame. A one on one talk is best for the purpose of explaining what you see of their effort, attitude, and mindset.
* Do your best to recognize when it is time to inspire the team and individuals and when it is time to back off and use humor to relax them.