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Jack Perconte

How to Deal with the Disruptors

Before putting players, who continually disrupt the flow of practice into timeout or talking to their parents, try the following:
 Review the training procedures. Sometimes, goofing around and short attention spans are signs of boredom, not disrespect.
 Remain as calm as possible and don’t respond with aggression. Aggressive behavior is what some players know and usually expect. When you act the same, it reinforces the idea that it’s OK to solve encounters in that way.
 Explain to players exhibiting bad conduct that they always have a choice to do the right thing. After that explanation, you should offer options for moving forward.
 Meet with the offenders only when out of line. You should not scold the whole for the acts of a few.
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