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Articles for Coaches

Coaching

Below are some insightful articles about coaching. WYBSL appreciates the volunteers who coach for the league and hope you'll find these articles interesting and helpful. Thanks for all you do!

The following is an excerpt from PositiveSports.net and CommunityHealthSolutions.net.

This set of tools can help coaches teach positive life skills through sports. Each tool is a simple one-page handout based on one of the life skills outlined in the Positive Youth Sports Model. The tools are designed for athletes in any sport from middle school through high school and competitive club levels.
Note: All of the following downloads are in PDF format.

 

The Power of Making the Grade
Serious athletes face constant pressure to balance sports with academics.  Coaches and parents can help by making it clear that academics come first.  Use this Power Series handout to help your athletes make the grade in the classroom and beyond.

The Power of Healthy Living
Too many athletes never reach their full potential because they fail to take care of their personal health.  Use this Power Series handout to help your athletes learn the importance of healthy living for athletic performance and lifelong health.

The Power of Positive Character
Positive character is the most important thing we teach in youth sports.  Use this Power Series handout to help your athletes learn the power of positive character for top performance in athletics and beyond.

The Power of Self Direction
Self direction is the ability to lead ourselves toward a goal.  Athleteswho have it are able to get the most out of their talent.  Athletes who lack it never quite fulfill their promise.  Use this Power Series handout to help your athletes learn the power of self direction for achieving their goals in athletics and beyond.

The Power of Positive Teamwork
Teamwork is critical for success in sports.  Yet a surprising number of student-athletes come to their team with no real sense of what it means to be team player.  Use this Power Series handout to help your athletes learn the power of positive teamwork in athletics and beyond.

The Power of Positive Leadership
On a good team the coach is the primary leader who sets the direction.   But every good team also has one or more athletes who provide team leadership in competition and in the community.  Use this Power Series handout to teach your athletes the fundamentals of positive team leadership.

101 Things Youth Can Learn through Sports without Being an All-Star
Not every athlete can be an all-star.  But every athlete can learn life skills that last a lifetime.  At PositiveSports.net we came up with a list of 101 things youth can learn through sports without being an all-star.  Share this Power Series handout with your coaches, parents, and athletes to affirm their good work and remind them of what counts most in youth sports.