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With more and more parents becoming involved in sports with their children, it seems like a logical choice that children would simply enjoy it. Some do not, though. Before you sign up to be a coach, know what the process entails. Ensure it provides you with the best possible outcome.
There are a few reasons why coaching your child’s team may not be the best route to take. In many cases, it is. This is especially true when you are able to provide the right atmosphere for all who are involved. But, when can it be a problem?
- Do you have the patience to work as a coach? Learning how to be a coach is important. You cannot simply demand results from players. You have to earn through respect, first.
- Do you have the time to commit to the process? For many, this is the underlying problem. Being able to commit to coaching can be a struggle, for anyone. If you cannot give it the time and commitment, pass on it.
- Do you love the game and are passionate about it? While you may love to watch it, loving to play it is a different thing. You should love both.
Before you become a coach for your child’s team, know what it takes. There is a demand here for quality parents who are able to help encourage and develop strong team players. Playing fair is the only way to play, though. If you cannot do these things, it may not be best to step into this role.