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Coaching Kids

Coaching Kids

by Frank Watts
Coaching Kids

Coaching Kids

by Frank Watts


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This book answers the tough questions including how to handle disgruntled parents, troublemakers, and balancing playing time in a fun yet competitive atmosphere. Coaches experience many problems - many created by excluding parents from the process. Coaching Kids provides concrete ways to involve parents in the process as well as step-by-step help with kid-coaching basics and trouble management. It is the perfect primer for organizing and coaching kids - K through 8th grade.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932549621
Publisher: Price World Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Frank Watts, the author of two popular books on for engineers, has been coaching kids for 26 season. He's seen just about everything - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Frank has coached kids in boys hockey, girls hockey, boys tee-ball, boys baseball, boys soccer, girls softball, and girls soccer. He has helped out as an assistant coach for boys basketball and track, and also worked for five years helping developmentally disabled kids learn to ski. Author lives in Tabernash, CO.

Table of Contents

Foreword 06

Introduction 09

Sports, Love, and Lament 15

Competition 21

Paid Coaches or Volunteer Parents? 24

Can You Coach Kids? 31

Clear and Simple - Assume Nothing 36

Behavior 46

The Organized Coach 50

Involve the Parents 58

Parent-Player Meeting 68

Win at All Costs? 76

Protect the Kids and Yourself 81

Intensity 85

Problem Parents 95

The League 101

Purge the Troublemakers 107

Balance the Playing Time 113

Balance the Talent 119

Dropouts 125

Competitive or Noncompetitive 129

Plan and Communicate 133

Coaches' Training 137

Schools and Kids Sports 141

Recreation Districts and Kids Sports 148

Rewards and Beginning 152

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