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Lessons I've Learned Coaching Kids

By Chelsea Gladden, I Love To Watch You Play, 06/13/18, 12:00PM CDT

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The key is to keep the kids’ attention, which isn’t always easy. If you have chosen a drill that clearly has them bored, switch up to plan B.

After receiving the fourth email that said my son would not have a soccer team unless one of the parents coached, I once again unsuccessfully tried to convince my husband he should volunteer.

Sure, he was a star college track athlete who had broken some records in his time, but it was mainly because he is such a patient, kind person who I have always known was destined to coach. But he refused no matter how hard I tried. And tried. Finally, I said either he needs to coach these 5- and 6-year-old boys or else I would!