What Makes You a Good Coach?

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Why are so many parents reluctant to volunteer to coach their son or daughter’s youth sports team? I believe a large reason is that they are afraid of appearing incompetent. Let’s face it, being the coach is putting yourself out there on display in a very public fashion. And since most only measure success in terms of winning or losing, the tension and fear of failure are heightened. However, there is a single, easily attainable goal that any coach can achieve, which would result in their season being judged a success. If you can get 100% of your players to want to come back and play again next season, you did your job and did it magnificently. 

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