Coaching Young Children: What to Remember When Starting Out

Field A Team - Kids and Coach

Field A Team – Kids and Coach

  1. Children learn at different paces, especially young children (ages 7-10).
  2. As such, you need to have patience with the children and try not to yell at them when they make mistakes.
  3. You need to remember that kids encounter a lot of stress during competitive games, with parents shouting and the pressure to win, so they will easily forget tactics, rules, techniques and other aspects of the game that you taught in practice.
  4. A coach should keep repeating and having the children repeat back the key teachings you want them to remember.
  5. Try to make their role as simple as possible.  Have them focus on 1-3 key items and not have to remember 10 different things at once.
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About Field A Team

Welcome to my blog. My name is Mike Hurley and I am from New Jersey, USA, where I am better known locally as 'Coach Mike'- a title I both earn and enjoy! I have over 15 years experience coaching local youth sports teams-in Baseball, Basketball and Football, and am a strong believer in the power and importance of amateur sports. The job of Coach is not always easy but it sure is rewarding-with and without the trophies! This blog is all about being a Coach - tips, advice, funny stories and hopefully the start of a goodwill amateur coaching community.

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