The Organized Coach
Creating a comfortable feeling for kids, and their parents, begin with being an organized coach. People like to see leaders well-prepared in all type situations. When coaches are always running late or seemingly not ready when practices and games begin, that feeling of comfort leaves everyone a little on edge. When kids have too much idle time on their hand, trouble or boredom result, which should be the last thing coaches want to see.
Of course, the organized coach begins with getting the necessary help from other coaches and team parents. Early in my youth coaching career, I wanted everything to be perfect and thought the best way to do that was to do things myself. Wow, was I wrong! Before long, I was overwhelmed with things to do and the result was not what I had intended.
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Coaches have so much on their plate, even when dealing with young athletes. They must set up schedules, organize practices, get fields ready, obtain the necessary equipment and communicate with everyone. All of those things on top of fitting in their work schedule and home life can make coaching an all-consuming commitment. So much so that coaches have little time to do the thing they signed up for – teaching athletes.
Today’s infographic to print gives coaches ways to be an organized coach, so they can enjoy their coaching experience as well as helping kids enjoy the journey, too.
Tips to be an organized coach
Jack Perconte has dedicated his post-major league baseball career to helping youth. He has taught baseball and softball for the past 28 years. His playing, coaching and parenting stories create better experiences for athletes and parents. Jack has written over a thousand articles on coaching baseball and youth sports. Jack is the author of “The Making of a Hitter” and “Raising an Athlete.” His third book “Creating a Season to Remember” is now available. Jack is a featured writer for Baseball the Magazine. You can also find Jack Perconte on YouTube with over 120 fun and innovative baseball instructional videos.