Some coaches are lucky enough to work in a sport they love and get paid. When your kids are younger, however, coaching is generally done on a volunteer basis and comes with only a little recognition. Some volunteer coaches really get into their role while others count the game days to season’s end. If you want to be a standout example to your team, here are four easy and enthusiastic ways to embrace your role as a volunteer sports coach.
If you plan on coaching to be a regular part of your year, then you might as well create a template which you can quickly use to create a team roster, game schedule, and snack schedule as necessary. Put it all in a file on your computer or flash drive to have ready to fill out and print. This makes it easy to create information packets for that first practice when parents and teammates are getting to know each other and how the season will play out.
You can start researching drills and practice techniques at any time once you know what sport you’re coaching. You can build off of your personal experience as an athlete. If it’s been years since you last played, you might want to look up the latest developments in drills and techniques.
If you plan on sending out regular communication with your team, why not invest in sports return address labels, cards, and other stationery? Your team will quickly know which mail is from you. It’s also just fun to have if you love sports in general.
A coach should always be prepared, so be sure to invest in the proper safety equipment and other gear necessary for your sport. Keep it ready even in the off season. Even though you’re a volunteer coach, there’s no reason not to bring professional enthusiasm to your role. Use these four tips to embrace your role, and you’re bound to be a coach the kids and their families never forget.
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