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The Big Picture in Coaching Youth Sports

By Nancy Justis, CoachUp Nation, 05/16/18, 12:00PM CDT


You go in with high expectations but don't have control over the outcome. Share your challenges with coaches who have been doing it longer.

Across the country, there are thousands of opportunities for kids of all ages to participate in competitive sports, ranging from city recreation programs all the way up to elite and AAU teams. Most of these programs are led by volunteer coaches, many of whom are moms and dads of kids on the teams.

As one of those former kid athletes and now a spectator watching my grandsons from the stands, I understand the pluses and minuses of the youth sports coach