Age Appropriate Strategies for Coaching Youth Sports

Age Appropriate Strategies for Coaching Youth Sports

Correcting errors can be intertwined with praise and support in different ways for athletes at different stages of maturity. With the very young, success can be defined so broadly that no child fails. With elementary and middle school age children, criticism can be sandwiched between statements of praise and encouragement. With teens and adults, criticisms can be quite direct but be followed by statements of support.

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Elements of Effective Practices

Elements of Effective Practices

Good planning and good execution are fundamental to running an effective practice. Even a plan made on the back of an envelope as you commute home from work is better than walking into practice cold, telling your young charges to take a few laps for warm-ups, and then trying to figure out what you will do in practice that evening.

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Will Sports Injure My Child?

Will Sports Injure My Child?

These days it seems as though we are constantly hearing of physical injuries occurring with sport. Whether witnessing an injury live or hearing about it from others around us, the news often makes us take a step back and second guess whether the benefits of sport are worth the potential harm.

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