Most of the coaches in the recreation and travel ball leagues are volunteers. They choose to coach in spite of their hectic work and family life.
Thank you Coaches for the many hours you put in behind the scenes for your team that players and parents never get to see.
Here is a few of my favorite items from Dr. Alan Goldberg’s article on What makes a good coach?
The very best coaches GET THEIR ATHLETES TO BELIEVE in themselves.
The best coaches KEEP THE GAME IN PERSPECTIVE.
Great coaches DO NOT LET THEIR EGOS AND SELF-WORTH GET TIED UP IN THE OUTCOME.
The best coaches COACH THE PERSON, NOT JUST THE ATHLETE.
Great coaches CONTINUALLY CHALLENGE THEIR ATHLETES TO DO BETTER AND PUSH THEIR LIMITS.
The best coaches CONTINUALLY CHALLENGE THEMSELVES.
The very best coaches are PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT THEY DO.
Great coaches USE THEIR ATHLETES’ MISTAKES AND FAILURES AS VALUABLE TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES.
If you are a coach for any of the recreation or travel leagues in the Bay Area and would like to submit ideas or methods for coaching that has worked great for you, or you would like to say words of wisdom to players, you can send an email with the details. Please include your name and whether or not you want your name published (you can choose to be anonymous) and a photo of yourself (if you choose to). We will review the material and let you know when we post it here. Thank you.