These traits/characteristics of a ‘Model Youth Coach’ flow from my head this morning, especially after walking by the High School earlier today and seeing the behaviors of some coaches. Some behaviors were the antithesis of what I scribe below:
Accountability for others and self
Attentive to all
Did I say “Patient”?
If not knowledgeable, at least be Honest about it!
Starting to sound like a Scout?)
Willing to change
I would feel comfortable assessing myself on these traits daily as a coach and in everything I do. I wish I could say I always succeed, but … I Can Always Try Again When I Do Not!
Thank you, Jan Eric, for your keywords and added phrases on your qualities/traits of the “Model Youth Coach.”
I hope you (readers) enjoyed this article and are looking forward to reading and gleaning advice in future articles on this theme to improve yourself. And please take the time to share ‘it’ with coaches in your soccer community.
I also encourage you to join this discussion because your keywords and phrases may help improve another youth soccer coach …Priceless..!
Your FUNdamental, Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)
- Emeritus State DoC of California Youth Soccer Assoc. 1979-2012
- Author – FUNdamental SOCCER Books Series
- Producer – ‘FUNdamental SOCCER -Practice’ DVD.
- Clinician at: www.fundamentalsoccer.com