New To Coaching, New To The Forum
Posted 27 September 2010 - 05:10 PM
Or put another way, what did you wish you had known from the beginning as a first time coach?
I'd love to hear your ideas. I'd also love to hear from any other first timers looking to use this thread so we can all help each other out.
Thanks in advance!
Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:14 AM
Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:24 PM
I agree age is everything as far as handling your group of kids.
Some of the most important things I have learned are as follows:
Have a team meeting before the season starts. Lay out your philosophy as a coach. Let the parents know what they can expect and then stick with your philosophy.
No matter your approach you will find some parents are not going to be happy with it. Having a team meeting and laying it out there stops a lot of the issues up front.
Be prepared for practice. Know what drills your going to run before you get there and know how much time your going to spend on each drill. Have a back up plan ready as some of the drills or things that you try and do in practice just don't work out.
Lastly, keep it fun and moving. Focus on fundamentals and not winning.
Posted 19 February 2011 - 04:56 PM