The first meeting with team parents and the first meeting with the players is crucial for a smooth season. Coaches must prepare for both because the first impression buys the coaching staff time to gain respect from all. At the preseason parents meeting coaches should state their coaching credentials, coaching philosophy, team and parent rules and expectations along with team goals. Once stated, coaches should open those, and any other parent concerns, up for discussion. The first team get together should reinforce player expectations, and the importance of players being coach-able, open to trying new techniques that the coaches present.

First Impression

First Impression

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