The importance of high-quality coaches
Youth sports teams provide an endless list of benefits to kids, but having a great coach plays a major role. An athletic coach is not only the leader of the team, he or she is the role model for children and teens who are participating. The importance of having a well-trained coach is extremely valuable to athletes and their parents.
As coaching controversies have surfaced in youth, high school, collegiate and even professional-level sports, it has become ever more important for youth sports to be led by well-trained coaches. Some regions across the country are even increasing the standards for background checks of coaches.
While some athletics are centered around high-pressure scoring and intense rivalry, others are intended to simply build fundamentals and improve kids' skill sets. Having a good coach in either instance can change the entire dynamic of the team. With a good coach, kids are excited about practicing, more motivated to win and committed to the team. Quality leaders have the necessary tools to educate kids on and off the field in terms of appropriate behavior, confidence, sportsmanship and more.