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Coaches must show leadership when it comes to teaching young athletes about sportsmanship.
It taught me in a very vivid way that my children stronger than I think, that they are fully able to work through certain tough times without me trying to insert myself into the situation.
Club soccer can require heroic measures on the part of adults — driving regularly to and from distant games, giving over sacred weekends to a child’s pursuit and dividing the family to deposit different kids at separate venues.
Is your sports team in high school or college? Put your team’s skills to use and organize a day camp for elementary or middle school children. Hosting a kids camp can both raise money and educate children about sports and exercise!
Kids are social animals. At school, they are constantly interacting with one another. So when summer comes and the number of kids they regularly interact with dwindles, they tend to get bored.
Sport provides opportunities to prove that failure isn’t fatal, setbacks are tolerable and that unfair treatment, rejection and adversity can help us be stronger in sport, work and life.
Remember, you have an opportunity to set the mood, work ethic and tone of the match for the next several points – don't waste that opportunity to lead your team in a bigger way. And when technique feedback is necessary, frame it in the positive and give it only to those who need it.
This is perhaps one of the most critical of the steps toward being an all-time great athlete, because without self-belief then all efforts channeled toward the preparation may as well be a waste of time and resources.
They inspire love of swimming through their actions and interactions. They look for teachable moments. These are just coaches you want to know whether they are in summer league or the NCAA.
There's no question the event is bringing the sport huge exposure in the country, and they may have gained a few more players last night.
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