Coaching Challenges

These are some of the coaching challenges we will be addressing. What are we missing?

coaching challenges

How To Coach Girls

Coaching Challenges

– Keeping It Fun
– My kid won’t participate
– Handling a Losing Streak
– How to make each player feel valued
– How to make team feel successful even when they lose every game
– Players have vastly different skill levels
– Perceived Favoritism
– Politics of Who Starts
– perception of unfair playing time
– Perceived as Disliked by Coach because most promising player gets more feedback, usually on how to improve
– Unhealthy competition within team
– When players or a player lays blame
-Selfish play/ball hogging by individual or small group
– Cliques off the Field: carpools, different towns, new kid on established team,
– Cliques on the Field
– Integrating new players
– Bullying: Player is Perceived as “not good”
– Bullying: Player Not Included on the field
– Parental coaching from sidelines
– Parents putting too much pressure on their child
– Parental criticism of referees during game
– Developing Leadership in Players
– Building Player’s Confidence
– Body Image
– Eating Disorders

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One Reply to “Coaching Challenges”

  1. Competing with internal pressures girls put on themselves

    The higher drop out of individual sports as opposed to team (girls dislike of directly contending against their friends 1v 1)

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