Helpful or Harmful: Parent’s Expectations

🏆: 2 year anniversary
⚽️: Parent’s Expectations
📝: Helpful or Harmful Series
🤝: The Sporting Influencer

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Anders Giske

🤝: Anders Giske  – “Parental Involvement in Youth Sports”
💻: Founder “Giske Defending”
⚽️: UEFA A Licence Coach
🇳🇴: 38 Caps for Norway
⚽️: Ex-Professional Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Cologne, FC Nurnberg and others.
📝: “A-team. Norway’s Greatest Football Players of All Time.” (Sæter, Øiestad 2005)

Source: Anders Giske

Development first, winning second. How some youth coaches stunt player growth

Coaching Youth Football

There are many ways a coach can give themselves a better chance of winning youth football matches, and in my opinion many of those are short-term wins at the expense of long-term player development. In this blog post, I have recognised some of the traits of youth coaches and tried to explain what I believe are the pros and cons of each.

Essentially, I believe we should be encouraging kids to get as many touches of the ball as possible, and supporting them when they make mistakes. Mistakes are a necessary part of learning, and how we respond to those mistakes as a coach will be a huge factor in deciding what type of players we produce. If you want cautious, predictable players than tell them their every move and criticise errors. We need to be giving the kids of today the best chance of developing the skills that they…

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Youth Sport Parents

There would appear to be consensus that if parents were provided with information that would enable them to better understand the implications of their own behavior and beliefs, they would be more likely to moderate their actions to help create a more positive sporting environment for their children (Gould et al., 2006; Kidman et al., 1999; Stein et al., 1999)

To begin the process, here are three questions I’d like you to consider, answers and reflect?…..


Source: Youth Sport Parents