How to Coach Girls

How to Coach Girls

by Mia Wenjen, Alison Foley

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Overview

"How to Coach Girls provides the most comprehensive guide available to the many issues associated with coaching girls teams across the spectrum of sports, from soccer to lacrosse, field hockey to softball. Volunteer parents and experienced coaches alike will find invaluable advice on the process of making a successful team, encouraging girls to stay in sports beyond the middle school years. Twenty-two chapters cover all the major issues, including how to pick captains, the importance of growth mindset, issues around body image and puberty, as well as the intricacies of coaching your own daughter.This invaluable guide is the brainchild of Alison Foley, Head Coach of Women's Soccer at Boston College and Mia Wenjen, a parenting and education blogger at PragmaticMom and mother of two daughters, who provide personal accounts to illustrate issues discussed throughout the book. The combination of Mia's voice of parental experience coupled with Alison's professional expertise provides an innovative and highly accessible approach to considering potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. In the final section, a broad range of experienced college coaches, including former Olympians, give crucial guidance on what it is that girls need from a coach to allow them to flourish in sports, and most importantly, have fun."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936426034
Publisher: Audrey Press
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Edition description: First Print ed.
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 1,155,553
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

The Big Picture

1. Differences Between Girls and Boys 12

2. Keeping It Fun! 17

3. Promoting a Growth Mindset 22

4. Developing Team Chemistry 28

5. The ‘How to be a Good Teammate’ Game 34

6. Positive Reinforcement 37

7. Developing Good People, Not Just Good Players 47

8. Social Awareness 46

Solutions to Specific Issues

9. Coaching Your Own Daughter 54

10. Playing Time 61

11. Building a Player’s Confidence 65

12. Cliques on and Off the Field 70

13. Pitfalls of Choosing Captains 74

14. Handling a Losing Streak 79

15. Supporting Multi-Sport Athletes 84

16. Body Image, Puberty and Sports 90

Pre-Season Planning

17. The Player Code of Conduct 100

18. The Parent Code of Conduct 103

19. Creating a Medical Emergency Plan 108

20. Player Goals and Evaluations 112

21. Pre-Season Logistics 120

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