When the game didn’t go quite like your young athlete thought it would, here’s some tips on how to boost them back up.
A few years ago, my son’s basketball coach handed this article out during our parent meeting. While I honestly don’t have a competitive bone in my body (yes, weird but I did marry into a highly competitive family) I don’t THINK that I have ever been one of “these parents”. I do however, know that it’s quite possible that I may someday succumb to wanting my child to succeed so much that I throw out a few words that I wish I could take back. I made a very good cheerleader in my younger years, I think that I will stick to that and simply cheer them on. Just yesterday my 6 year old came to me crying because she couldn’t do a handstand using the wall, my cheer leading skills came in handy then and she had it mastered in 5 minutes. Just a little something to think about.
Here are some tips on what you can do to prepare yourself for your next game. Enjoy and most of all, do them!
You may think that I am getting a little overboard with the mental state of athletes. I can tell you that over the years I have observed some things that made me scratch my head. This article is one of the best that I have read and I hope that you enjoy it too.
It’s not just about your size, quickness or how fit you are anymore. It goes way beyond that. This article will help you become a better athlete.
I don’t know about you but I find it hard to stay positive when my team is down 20 points and just not hitting the bucket, making bad passes or just not playing together. I was looking online one day to help myself become a better coach and came across this. This is a great site that will help us all become better coaches, be sure to sign up for their newsletter!
I came across this site while searching for something to direct our new coaches to. It occurred to me that (like me) not everyone knows the drills to teach our young athletes how to become better players on the court. This site has a lot to offer, not just for getting better on the court but off the court as well. Did you know that there is a GOLDEN RULE in coaching? I did not!
Here ya’ go……your welcome!
THE GOLDEN COACHING RULE
AVOID THE 3 L’S
LINES, LAPS, AND LECTURES
How would it feel being the twelth kid in a line?
No laps. Train sport specific.
The kids came to play basketball. Not to hear a lecture.
You will find this and lots of other helpful tips by checking out their website at Basketball Coaching 101
As adults, sometimes we get caught up in the end result. Let’s face it if we are involved in sports we want to win, right? Well, this coach showed me that sometimes it’s not all about that. Great life lesson, way to go coach and thank you!