Changing the Reward System
Helping children discover their potential on and off the field and improving their technique depends on building a strong foundation of skills. Young players need an opportunity to learn their strengths, how to have fun, play fair, and be a part of a team before they are exposed to the pressures of goal scoring and taking home a win.
As a coach, imagine:
• Development opportunities for all players, rather than the best players receiving all the attention.
• Developing all players based on their individual needs.
• Identifying teaching opportunities and knowing what the necessary outcomes should look like.
• Having a clear strategy to execute coaching techniques.
• Using practical development timelines for each player.
• Investing equally in player’s skill growth as well as their understanding of good citizenship/values.
• Integrating charitable causes and opportunities to help others into games and practices.