Is Youth Child's Coach a Good Teacher?
By Jeffrey Rhoads
The quality of a child's experience in organized youth sports is highly dependent on his or her coach. Good coaches both understand their sport and how to communicate this knowledge. Read Article
Criticizing Teammates By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck
As a parent, if one of your children was constantly yelling at and demeaning a sibling every time they made a mistake, wouldn't you put a stop to it? Why then do coaches allow players to chastise or put down teammates for errors on the field? This behavior is not only detrimental to team chemistry but will have an adverse effect on the player being criticized, as well as the one doing it. Read Article
| | Inappropriate Coach-Player Contact We recommend watching this brief video from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Keeping Children Safe in Sports series. This episode dramatizes the issues of inappropriate contact between coaches and players. Watch video