Most of us agree that youth sports should be about player development. However, successful player development depends, in large part, on the quality of the coach. Athletes who receive quality coaching are more likely to have positive sport experiences, higher levels of intrinsic motivation, and higher levels of sport commitment.
“As a youth sports coach, the #1 goal should be player development. Not winning.”
…successful coach development program should consider supplementing basic training with some of the following ideas:
- Incorporate hands-on experiences.
- Provide opportunities to share and reflect.
- Give ample feedback.
Read the full article: Three Strategies for Successful Coach Development
By Bob Barcelona, Ph.D.
Reprinted with permission from The VRPA Advocate newsletter: Winter 2016