Leadership Skills begin with these
The best coaches try to build strong leaders on the team, too. They know that leadership comes not only from the coaches but from other players, too. Players may ignore the coach at times, but they will think long and hard before challenging a peer.
When coaches display leadership skills, players see first-hand how leaders behave. Coaches with self-control, consistency, enthusiasm, and pride give athletes an excellent picture of guiding others. Some players have natural leadership abilities, and coaches can enhance those and more. Coaches should read about the leadership strategies of some of the best coaches around and of all time, too.
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A useful method for teaching leadership is putting players in a leadership role. The “Captain of the Day” can do just that. Coaches can choose a different player each day and have that player make some decisions for the team. Captain for a Day helps players develop assurance, self-esteem, and responsibility.
You can display leadership skills in all athletes with these youth coaching tips. You can print the following infographic for your coaching library as well as for learning how to be a role model to young athletes. See print button below graphic.
Jack Perconte has dedicated his post-major league baseball career to helping youth. He has taught baseball and softball for the past 27 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” now $5 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.