Being a Coach for Your Child’s Team

This article discusses the benefits of being a coach for your child’s team. It offers advice on how to coach and what you can do as a coach.

Coaches are, without exception, an important part of any sports team. They provide essential skills training, act as a mentor for their students, and teach them valuable lessons about life through shared experiences on the field. When it comes to being a children’s soccer coach in particular, however, there are some crucial differences that need to be understood or else parents may not enjoy coaching their child’s teammates properly or even at all.

The most important ones to understand are that coaches have a very important role in teaching their players about the sport. This means they need to be very involved and attentive when it comes to doing everything from participating in games, running practice sessions, and hosting practices.

Aside from that, there are other responsibilities that coaches should take on before stepping onto the field for their first game of the season or at least during their first few practices.

First of all, it is essential that coaches have their own soccer equipment. It doesn’t matter if they don’t know how to play the sport themselves – as long as they understand enough about it to be able to teach their children properly. They need to take on this responsibility before they should even think about stepping onto the field or at least during their first few practices, so that they can start out on an even playing field with their first child’s team members.

Coaches also need to be sure that they have enough time off from work or from the challenges of running a business in order to do all of the above-mentioned things. It is a good idea to teach children how to take turns playing the sport and how to be on time for practices.

Coaches also need to make sure that they are actively involved in their child’s games, even if they need the help of a parent or sibling if necessary. This is because offering moral support can be very important in team sports especially when you have a little one who doesn’t understand the rules of the game. Even though it may seem like it’s only natural for coaches to get involved in their student’s games, it is crucial that they do so in order for them to learn valuable lessons about teamwork and friendship.

Parents need to be sure that they take on the responsibility of organizing practice sessions with their kid’s coach and that they do so as soon as their child’s team is formed. Parents should also provide a list of the equipment that their child’s coach needs and be sure to give them a good idea of what kind of schedule they need for each practice session. This should help them plan out how much time they will be able to dedicate to the sport each week.


The 10 Speediest Coaches’ Agendas

With a coach in your corner, you’ll be more motivated and on task than ever before. We’ve gathered the 10 fastest coaches’ agendas to get everyone of us up and running. Whether you’re feeling stuck with your fitness, need help making goals for the new year or just need someone to hold you accountable for taking care of yourself, our list is sure to have something that will help.

Meet The Speedy Coaches!

1) Tory Johnson: “I woke up like this” – Tory Johnson has an airtight morning routine that she recommends using as a blueprint for how we should head into the day, every single day. Her “good morning moment” is the key to her productivity and mindset for the day.

2) Jen Widerstrom: “Own It” – Jen Widerstrom, trainer on The Biggest Loser, has a prime suggestion for how to go into a workout feeling positive, confident and ready to crush it. Her advice is to simply “own it.” If you have a great workout, hang on to that feeling by reliving why you felt so awesome when you were done and keep using this technique before every workout from now on.

3) Jillian Michaels: “Just Don’t Quit” – The Biggest Loser trainer, fitness guru and mom-to-be, Jillian Michaels, has an amazing mantra for when you’re struggling to stick with your goals. Her words of wisdom is “just don’t quit.” When we feel like we’re on the right track but not exactly where we’d like to be yet, it’s easy to start thinking about all the reasons why we’re not there yet. This thought process can spiral very quickly. Instead of doing this practice what Michaels suggests is saying “I’m totally where I need to be” and honestly believing that it’s true.

4) Sallie Krawcheck: “Who Can I Help Today?” – Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest, says that not only does she bank on herself to be great at her job every day but she also expects herself to be a blessing to others. Her challenge for every person is “Who can I help today?” Her approach isn’t about finding opportunities but rather turning those opportunities into actual things she can do in her life and for the people around her.

5) Melissa Hartwig: “Find Something That You Love” – Melissa Hartwig is the creator of Whole30 and known for her success with weight loss. Her suggestion for speeding up the result of your fitness resolutions is to “find something that you love rather than focus on what you don’t like.” This is a great perspective to take when tackling goals. Hartwig suggests thinking about the reasons why you want to accomplish them rather than focusing on all the work or effort that it’s going to take.

6) Ben Greenfield: “Do Hard, Scary Things” – Ben Greenfield, owner of Kion and best selling author of “Beyond Training” and dozens more titles, encourages everyone to push themselves even when they feel like it’s impossible. He recommends that we do hard, scary things because taking risks is a defining part of life. By taking risks, we can gain confidence. If you accomplish the scary thing that you never thought you could do, then the easier stuff will be even easier.

7) Elizabeth Warren: “You Were Born To Do This” – Senator Elizabeth Warren has a message for anyone who is daunted by their own abilities or anything they’d like to accomplish. Her advice is “you were born to do this.” She goes on to say that it doesn’t matter what your dreams or goals are, we all have them and she insists that while success isn’t easy and takes work – it’s worth every ounce of effort put into achieving it.

8) Simon Sinek: “Start Today” – This TED speaker and author of Start With Why is an advocate for making a goal and not waiting until tomorrow or the next day. He urges everyone to think about what they want and do something to move toward those goals. The idea behind starting today is that you can’t start doing something when your idea for how to get started hasn’t fully been formed.

9) Danielle LaPorte: “Bark Like A Dog” – Danielle LaPorte, best selling author of The Desire Map, has one of the most unique success strategies we’ve heard. This strategy boils down to “bark like a dog.” Dogs are often very focused on what they want from something. They don’t bark “I want food” or “I want to go outside” they just bark because they want to go outside.

10) Nicky Gumbel: “Talk Is Cheap” – Nicky Gumbel, the UK and European based coach of Surf Sweat & Stilettos who also specializes in women’s fitness and health, is an advocate of getting off the couch and taking action. She recommends that the fastest way to do this is by just talking with as many people as you can about anything that you’ve been going through or feel you could benefit from their advice on how to handle it.