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Coaches - Use the Template Below to Communicate at your first meeting

Your Team Meeting should be before or after one of your first nights or on the first Saturday so all parents can attend.
- Make sure you tell parents they need to be available for at least 20+ minutes for this meeting.
BE SURE TO COVER THESE AND ALL COMMUNICATION ITEMS AS BEST YOU CAN!  IT WILL ALLIVIATE ISSUES LATER!
* see document below for guidance on items to cover!

TO COACH YOUNG PEOPLE … IS TO TEACH YOUNG PEOPLE … IS TO GROW YOUNG PEOPLE !

What kind of lasting memory will your Leadership leave on your child and his/her friends and families of those you will coach.    Make it a positive one.
  This maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Break Instructions down to terms of the kids!

Jenn Starkey, author of League of Your Own, shared with me the Albert Einstein quote: ‘If you can’t explain it to a 6 year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.'


'Keep everything simple so that your kids build confidence, confident kids play fast, fast kids win games’ – Joe Daniel, founder of joedanielfootball.com

'Great way to make sure you are teaching at their level: Try to teach one of your assistant coaches to do a skill with their off hand (i.e. If they are right-handed try to teach them to throw left-handed.)  This forces you to break down the skill into it’s most elemental pieces.  Then add in variables a little bit at a time.' Valeri Garcia, PCA Double-Goal Coach Award winner

Coach the Mental Game !

[“] Expect your players to think. They are not robots. Part of your role is teaching them to think on the field so that they are better thinkers off the field. Asking rather than telling is a good way to get them to think: "What might you have done on that play?" What they say may surprise you. [”]

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Parent Focus

Steady your gaze on the Big Picture, not temporary on-field victory, but long-term character development that will help your children throughout their lives and enable them to help your grandchildren.

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THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING TO COACH !!

 Parent Volunteers are encouraged to coach - no matter your experience. Most Sports will offer coach training and in others it may just be we need help organizing the team on the bench, shagging some balls, but mainly encouraging the youth athletes to try their best.

There is always a shortage - if you are hesitant - thinking someone else will 'step up' - we need you.

Spring/Summer Sports : Baseball - Softball - Track - Lacrosse all need coaches - please try to register by March 1st (Traveling by Feb. 1st) at the latest to allow volunteer coordinators to organize more efficiently.

Fall & Winter Sports : Football, Volleyball, Cheer coaches register by July 15thBasketball coaches by Oct. 15th! (Traveling coaches earlier)

Coach / Parent information

This website will give you coaching and parenting tips for youth athletes. Great tips for coaches, players and parents!!

Do I need a background check? - click on 'Background check' on left side of screen

If the date is highlighted behind your name or if your name is not seen, you will need to complete a Background Check to be a Head coach or Asst.  Date the list was last updated is at the very bottom of the list.

To see the list on left hand side click on Background Check, then open document on that page.

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