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Jack Perconte

Youth Sports Coach Tip - Getting Ahead

Youth sports coaching tips of the day

Get ahead of potential problems with a preseason parent meeting. If you didn't and there seems to be griping or second-guessing going on, hold one during the season. These sessions should include discussion of any foreseeable situations and troubling issues.

The get together should be mandatory for at least 1 parent of each player. The opening parent and coach meeting is also the time you can make allies with parents by letting them know you have their children’s best interest in mind. The get together also lets everyone get to know the coaches and each other.

Make the point that the coaches are volunteers, not experts, but they plan to continue to learn as they go. Even paid coaches and those with previous coaching experience should state this message.

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