Coaching Fundamentals for the Coach
to create a great
experience for the
coach and the players.
Are they really young athletes?
Or are they just children playing an organized adult sport? They play because the parents sign them up. They
play because their friends are. They play because its fun. We Coach Kids created 7 fundamentals that can
guide you in coaching kids in any sport. These fundamentals will give you a base that will keep you focused on
teaching life lessons and keep the joy in the sport as you coach your players.
Great parents make great coaches.
The parent coach has a distinct advantage over the non-parent when it comes to working with
kids. Being a great coach for this age group is not that much different from being a great
parent. You need to be patient, firm, clear, and consistent. With your own personal style, you
need to get the players' attention. As parents we are constantly working against what our
children want to do (eat with their fingers) and what we need them to do (use a fork.) The more
we can match their desires and ours, the easier both parenting and coaching is. It has been
established that kids in this age group really just want to have fun in youth sports, but we as
parents and as coaches have a desire for them to also learn sport specific skills, learn life skills
and frankly, win some games.
|Baseball Party Idea: Kick the
season off with movie night. Rent a
movie like The Sandlot and pop
popcorn for the kids. Let the adults
gather in another room to get to know
each other too.
... let's not forget that.