Let Them Play: From the Recreational League to the Bowl Championship Series

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iUniverse, May 11, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 108 pages
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Volunteer coaches in recreational leagues for youngsters can make a difference, but it’s important that they have the tools and wisdom to be great leaders.

Renwick Jones, who has coached a variety of sports, shares proven tips to help overcome challenges on the recreational level. In this guidebook, you’ll learn how

• recreational leagues can prepare students for higher levels of competition;
• coaching staffs can prepare youngsters for the future;
• parents can contribute to the success of the team.

You’ll also get tips on coaching kids from all types of socio-economic backgrounds and learning levels, with different temperaments and personalities. Keep in mind that you might be coaching children with attention deficit problems, autism, or other personal challenges.

There are many lessons that can be learned through the vehicle of sports, but it is essential to provide young student-athletes with solid fundamentals, including sportsmanship, teambuilding, and the character needed to succeed in the future. Become a better coach and leader, and Let Them Play.

 

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Contents

 This Is Why You Coach in the Recreational League
1
Coaching in the Recreational League
3
Chapter 2 Building Your Coaching Staff
11
Chapter 3 What Age Is Too Young to Play?
17
Chapter 4 Getting Parents on Your Team
23
Chapter 5 The Importance of Practice
30
Chapter 6 Coaching Your Own Child
34
Chapter 7 Fun and Games
37
Chapter 10 Perspectives on the Bowl Championship Series
54
Chapter 11 A Fans Personal Appeal to the Heart and Mind
62
Chapter 12 Creating a List of Enemies
75
Chapter 13 What a Playoff Might Look Like
77
Chapter 14 Money and Forty Years
81
About the Author
91
Resources
93
Back cover
96

Chapter 8 CoachSpeak and Facing Other Coaches
44
Chapter 9 From the Recreational League to the Bowl Championship Series
47

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