Soon we will draft our coaching philosophy for Every1Plays #E1P. With every plan there's research. To the side of this blog you will find a link with coaching resources also useful to parents and athletes. A few that we discovered includes the Liberty Mutual Play Positive Initiative click here which includes a mailing list offering weekly coaching & parenting tips; the Positive Coaching Alliance at positivecoach.org also includes social media Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to contributing to a dialogue on how each athlete, player, family, coach, and community can encourage positive play, hard work, and motivate youth towards exceptional sportsmanship.
Coaches, have you developed your coaching philosophy? Is your coaching philosophy available for parents to read? Parents, do the coaches your son or daughter play for have a coaching philosophy? In our opinion, every school district should require every coach develop a coaching philosophy to make available online at the school webpage. This should also be distributed at parent meetings and among student athletes on the first day of school.
How are your coaches developing their role as coaches? What kind of training are they engaged in? How are families involved in encouraging a positive experience for youth through sports, both on and off whether field, court, track, mat, or ring?