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Fifteen Tips for Dads Coaching Kids Team Sports

By Aaron McBride, Guy Counseling, 10/11/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Make it a priority to smile and say hello to the kids as they arrive. Use their names, and at least act like you are glad to see them.

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Are you thinking about volunteering to coach your child’s sports team? Coaching kids’ recreational sports can be a fun and rewarding experience that brings you and your child closer. However, being a coach isn’t always easy. Here are 15 tips to keep in mind if you want to coach kids’ sports.

1. Make your expectations for parents clear.

When a child joins a team, the parents are ultimately responsible for what happens next. Parents must be committed to getting the child to practice and games as well as taking on any other necessary roles. Before the season starts, put your expectations in writing. Announce times and locations for all practices and games if possible.