Show, Don't Talk

positively for youth sports - being a coach

Remember how the parents are depicted in the Peanuts cartoons? All you hear is “wah wah wah wah”… and sometimes I think the kids hear adults like that. It’s probably worse after a long day of school even if always present.

A lot of the other tips also revolve around showing: the diagrams are a quick step but using physical depictions or demonstrations are even better.

Having a player demonstrate what you’re saying as you’re saying it, and explaining how you want people to play relative to each other by stopping action during a scrimmage rather than trying to lecture at the beginning of practice.

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