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What could be easier or more fun than coaching youth sports? How complicated could it be—it’s all fun and games, right? Unfortunately, coaching kids isn’t that simple. If you’ve ever watched a youth league game, you know that all sorts of pressures, worries, concerns, and emotions come into play when your kid is out on the field. In fact, it’s not unusual to witness at least one ugly incident at a game where a coach or parent has gotten out of control. The good news is, as a coach, you can guarantee that kids have fun, get the physical and psychological boost they need, and want to play on your team next year. And now this book shows you how.

Written by a nationally recognized sports-parenting expert, coach, and author who is also a former professional baseball player, Coaching Kids For Dummies shows you step by step how to make sports a positive experience for kids of all ages. Packed with practical advice for coaches and parents, it shows you how to:

  • Help kids select the best sports for them
  • Communicate effectively with your young athletes
  • Deal with losses and wins
  • Provide encouragement without pushing too hard
  • Motivate kids and boost performance
  • Foster good sportsmanship
  • Prevent sports burnout
  • Handle irate parents
  • Evaluate travel teams

No matter what your prior experience with youth league sports—even if you weren’t in one yourself as a kid—Coaching Kids For Dummies coaches you in all the essentials. Topics you’ll explore include:

  • What every parent should know about youth sports, including the right age to get them started, how leagues work, and what your kid and you can expect
  • Basic coaching tasks and responsibilities, such as pregame preparation, practice sessions, team meetings with kids and parents, and more
  • Communication and motivational skills every coach needs to develop
  • Coaching challenges, including scheduling, hostile parents, dealing with injuries, and coaching your own kids

Loaded with tested-in-the-trenches strategies for helping kids get the most out of sports, Coaching Kids For Dummies is every youth league coach’s survival guide.

Synopsis:

Packed with practical advice for coaches and parents

The easy way to motivate kids and boost performance How do you get kids started in sports? Or provide encouragement without pushing too hard? Or instill a sense of sportsmanship? In this friendly guide, noted sports-parenting authority Rick Wolff provides the answers — and shows you step-by-step how to make sports a positive experience for kids of all ages.

Discover how to: Help kids select the best sports for them Communicate effectively Deal with losses (and wins) Foster good sportsmanship Prevent sports burnout Evaluate travel teams

The Dummies Way™ Explanations in plain English " Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

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Synopsis:

Packed with practical advice for coaches and parents

The easy way to motivate kids and boost performance How do you get kids started in sports? Or provide encouragement without pushing too hard? Or instill a sense of sportsmanship? In this friendly guide, noted sports-parenting authority Rick Wolff provides the answers — and shows you step-by-step how to make sports a positive experience for kids of all ages.

Discover how to: Help kids select the best sports for them Communicate effectively Deal with losses (and wins) Foster good sportsmanship Prevent sports burnout Evaluate travel teams

The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

About the Author

Rick Wolff, a nationally recognized sports-parenting expert, coach, and author, who is also a former professional baseball player, currently hosts a popular sports-parenting program on WFAN radio.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: A Parent's Primer.

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Sports Parenting.

Chapter 2: Determining the Right Age to Begin Sports.

Chapter 3: Dealing with Your Child's (And Your Own) Disappointments.

Chapter 4: Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Travel Teams.

Chapter 5: Understanding the Differences between Individual and Team Sports.

PART II: Coaching Tasks.

Chapter 6: Outlining Your Responsibilities As a Youth Coach.

Chapter 7: Setting Up for the Season.

Chapter 8: Preparing and Conducting Practices.

Chapter 9: Coaching during a Game or Meet.

PART III: Motivation and the Mental Game.

Chapter 10: Motivating Today's Young Athletes.

Chapter 11: Teaching the Basics of Good Sportsmanship.

PART IV: Coaching Challenges.

Chapter 12: Handling Tough Situations with Your Team.

Chapter 13: Coping with Kids' Sports Injuries.

Chapter 14: Coaching Your Own Child.

Chapter 15: Dealing with the Stresses of the Job.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Things Every Parent Should Know.

Chapter 17: Ten Great Coaching Tips.

Chapter 18: Ten (Actually, 20) Brief Tips for Becoming a Great Coach.

Appendix A: Youth Sports Organizations.

Appendix B: The Coach's Resource Kit.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764551970
Author:
Wolff, Rick
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
Foster City, CA :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Coaching
Subject:
Coaching (athletics)
Subject:
Sports for children
Subject:
Sports for children -- Coaching.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Reference
Subject:
Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies (Lifestyles)
Series Volume:
99-463
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9.19x7.40x.70 in. .99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Packed with practical advice for coaches and parents

The easy way to motivate kids and boost performance How do you get kids started in sports? Or provide encouragement without pushing too hard? Or instill a sense of sportsmanship? In this friendly guide, noted sports-parenting authority Rick Wolff provides the answers — and shows you step-by-step how to make sports a positive experience for kids of all ages.

Discover how to: Help kids select the best sports for them Communicate effectively Deal with losses (and wins) Foster good sportsmanship Prevent sports burnout Evaluate travel teams

The Dummies Way™ Explanations in plain English " Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily™ e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

"Synopsis" by , Packed with practical advice for coaches and parents

The easy way to motivate kids and boost performance How do you get kids started in sports? Or provide encouragement without pushing too hard? Or instill a sense of sportsmanship? In this friendly guide, noted sports-parenting authority Rick Wolff provides the answers — and shows you step-by-step how to make sports a positive experience for kids of all ages.

Discover how to: Help kids select the best sports for them Communicate effectively Deal with losses (and wins) Foster good sportsmanship Prevent sports burnout Evaluate travel teams

The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

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