Don’t be THAT coach this weekend

Just a friendly reminder: If you’re coaching youth league games this weekend, it isn’t life and death. Don’t put too much pressure on the kids, or yourself for that matter.  Yes, it would be great to win, but it won’t be the end of the world if the team loses either. Focus on how well they play. Did they execute the things worked on in practice? Did they improve in some way since the last game? Tell them ahead of time that is what you’ll be looking for, not the end result, and everyone will play (and coach) much more relaxed. Set a positive example when interacting with the officials and opposing coaches. Smile. Have some fun. Win or lose, enjoy the time on the field and the weekend.

Good luck!

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