“Good coaching [is] the development of character, personality and habits of players, plus the teaching of fundamentals and team play.” Pretty good advice from AYSO. And consider this practical bit of advice from the Coerver Coaching website: “Coach with your heart, not only your head. Young Players need care and attention, winning is not everything at this age. So think before you say anything other than encouragement and praise.” We couldn’t agree more.
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