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Have you ever coached a sport? What tips can you offer an inexperienced amateur?
Jan 06, 2010 | 923 views | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Thanks for the advice and
by Mark Olson
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Thanks for the advice and thanks for your youth coach work — no small task, that’s for sure.
Are there any other coaches out there with good advice?

My sister and I coach a 4th
by isdeps
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My sister and I coach a 4th grade girls basketball team and are 5-0 as of now. I believe that a good coach and a good leader should remember these three important steps.
1.Build
2.Break
3.Build
When trying to improve an individual or a team you have to remember you are dealing with humans whom have sensitive egos. If you want them to hear what you are saying and respect you, you need to respect them but also show you are a leader.
A great example of build-break-build would be this: think of a player that seems to have trouble with boxing out. This is how I would address it. “Hey, you are doing a great job hustling down the court. I need you to remember to box out under the basket so we can get those rebounds. But great job on hustling. Keep working hard. Good job.”
What they hear is a compliment followed by a suggestion for improvement followed by a compliment. They will soon after realize that if they work hard and complete the task requested, their efforts will not go unnoticed and they will feel proud and thus will want to work harder for you but most importantly for themselves.
Its all about balance: coaches, bosses, or even a parents. An equal dose of love/respect and an equal dose of discipline/direction.
I’m not saying this is the only way but it’s the definite way that works for me as a mother of two, coach, and past business manager.

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