Here are some tips on becoming an effective and inspiring coach:
---Use time wisely. To ensure that each practice runs smoothly, good coaches plan their sessions carefully. A sound way for a coach to judge which activities will keep all participants actively engaged is to try each activity out before practice. In addition, coaches should not hesitate to switch to a different activity during a practice if he or she notices that a drill is not enjoyable or effective for the team.
---Treat all players equally. Do not plan drills that draw attention to any one player. This includes drills that use lines or activities where players sit out if they make a mistake.
---Communicate effectively. Many coaches suggest keeping instructions short and to the point, using language that participants will easily understand. Mastering ways to deliver constructive criticism is also crucial. One way to do this is to layer corrections or suggestions between compliments on playing style or skill.
---Establish a network for coaching support. Experienced coaches can give newer coaches tips for incorporating organization and fun into each practice. In addition, coaches who are experiencing difficulty can use this network to recruit assistant coaches to help with practices until they are more comfortable coaching on their own.