A successful college athletic recruiting program is able to meet long term goals, not just season results. To achieve this, recruiters must work at building strong relationships with their chosen students from the start, and continue a mentoring role even after they have been accepted into the program.
Athletes coming out of a high school environment have no idea of what to expect once school starts in the fall. Those last months can be filled with anxiety, fear of the unknown environment they are about to enter and apprehension for signing up for the program to begin with. In order to ensure that your recruiting choices are confident when the season starts, you need to foster and mentor them through the major change they are about to make.
It is the short sighted recruiter who stops talking with the student after they have accepted the offer. Make a point to stay in touch with them to see how their summer is going and answer any questions they may have. If you have more than one new recruit to look after, put them in contact with each other. Kids feel safety in numbers and will appreciate having people to talk to that can relate to any reservations or doubts they may be feeling.[click to continue...]
Coaches of kid's league sports don't have it easy, no matter which sport you are a part of. While you want to teach the kids the rules of the game, fair play, and of course how to win, your main objective really is to instill self-esteem. Of course having their parents rooting from the sidelines helps to reach that goal, but you need to make sure that they are showing up for the games.
Have a Pre-Season Parent Meeting
Introduce yourself to the parents of your league stars at an informal meeting at the start of the season. Give some background information about yourself and then let them know what you expect from the league and the season. Emphasize the importance of going to games, and give them some basic guidelines to follow when observing a game. This should include positive cheering and tips on how to handle a loss.[click to continue...]
Summer sports leagues are getting ready to kick into high gear, including youth football. Whether you have several seasons under your belt or this is your first time coaching youth football, we have some tips on how you can make the experience an enjoyable one both for your team and yourself.
Stick to the Basics
Hang up the dreams of your team executing perfect plays 100% of the time, and stick with the basics of the game when coaching youth football. Instead of pulling out the playbook with overly complicated formations, make sure the kids understand the difference between offense and defense, the various positions of the game, and how to block, catch, throw, and tackle.[click to continue...]
Baseball season is upon us and with that an influx of youth players who are in need of a coach. Coaching 10 or 15 kids is not as difficult as you may think. This year when your child asks, don’t make any excuses. Instead, accept the position, don the hat and follow these youth baseball coaching tips to ensure that you and the kiddies have a safe and fun season.
Seven Important Youth Baseball Coaching Tips:
Tip #1 - Familiarize Yourself With the League - Take the time to learn the rules and policies of your new youth baseball league. You are going to be dealing not only with umpires and fellow coaches, but with eager parents who already know what to expect.
Tip #2 - Be Organized - Prioritize the amount of important paperwork you receive during registration. You want to make sure that you have important information like allergies or medical concerns easily accessible, while other documents like birth certificate copies can be filed away.[click to continue...]
The start of the 2012 football season is just around the corner and fantasy leagues are gearing up for a brand new year.
It's time to get your game face on because September 5, 2012 marks the first game of the 2012 football season which means fantasy football teams all across the United States will be in full swing. Throughout the season DialMyCalls will make communication between members of fantasy leagues easy, fun and painless.[click to continue...]
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