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    Coaching Youth Sports

    My wife signed me up to coach my daughter's 4yearold "blastball" (4y/o tball I think?) team on Saturdays this summer. I've already bought the tight short shorts. Any other suggestions?
    1 hour each Saturday for 6 weeks. 15 min "practice" and 45 min "games"

    I should also mention I coach HS Football so I have experience with the whole coaching thing, but with 17-18 year old guys that I can yell at. I imagine I'll have to handle 4 year old girls a little differently.


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    Re: Coaching Youth Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    My wife signed me up to coach my daughter's 4yearold "blastball" (4y/o tball I think?) team on Saturdays this summer. I've already bought the tight short shorts. Any other suggestions?
    1 hour each Saturday for 6 weeks. 15 min "practice" and 45 min "games"

    I should also mention I coach HS Football so I have experience with the whole coaching thing, but with 17-18 year old guys that I can yell at. I imagine I'll have to handle 4 year old girls a little differently.
    It will be like herding cats.

    The only advice I can give you is figure out one or two things (hitting the ball and how to run the bases, for example) you want the kids to learn and keep it fun. Kids like to learn, but their attention span that age is practically nothing.

    And encourage them a lot.



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    Re: Coaching Youth Sports

    I'm kind of assuming the bulk of the "coaching" will be to get the kids to run in the right direction, and assigning postgame snack duties


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    Re: Coaching Youth Sports

    I am in the exact same boat. I coach Jr. High Football now I am coaching my daughter's 5 year-old soccer team. My advice is that make everything a game when you are practicing. As long as there are having fun that is all that matters. Good luck!!


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    Re: Coaching Youth Sports

    As long as there are having fun that is all that matters.
    Definitely this.



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