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How to Keep Kids Motivated When Playing Team Sports

Children Can Be Motivated For The Rights Reasons To Play Team Sports

Sgt. Matthew Lee, Instructional Training Company drill instructor with Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, asks kids with YMCA of Greater Long Beach to yell louder during a community service event, Jan. 2.

It’s well known that there are many benefits your child gains when playing sports on a regular basis. The Sports Techie community blog is a firm believer in this concept because playing a sport together with peers helps kids learn how to play together, it introduces them to the principles of sportsmanship and it gets he or she moving away from the addictions of technology...

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Our second Every Step of the Way influencer program Sports Techie community blog is about the Olympic sport of Nordic Combined and Team USA athlete Billy Demong’s work with Citi to help future generations. U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Demong has teamed up with Team for Tomorrow to help spread the Olympic value of respect, excellence and friendship through inspirational talks and volunteering at community organizations.

See: http://citi.us/1ek5E7S

Why Choose Billy?

I was all set to do some blogging about the U.S. ski team and Ted Ligety’s program for urban kids when through the power of social media, the former U.S...

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30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Coaching Your Kid’s Under Six Soccer Team

30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Coaching Your Kid’s Under Six Soccer Team

30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Coaching Your Kid’s Under Six Soccer Team

Coaching kids’ soccer is a tough role to take on, especially when the kids are very young. As a coach, you have to learn to communicate at their level, which means less boring talk and more fun-focused teaching. Young kids are easily distracted, so bombarding them with soccer theory is not going to work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t provide solid lessons in other ways. For coaches of under six soccer teams, these 30 blogs are absolutely essential reading.

Psychology of Coaching

An understanding of sports psychology is extremely valuable to coaches at all levels. Everything from dribbling to spatial awareness is affected by the player’s psychology...

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HOW TO HELP YOUR KID BE A GREAT TEAM PLAYER

How to Help Your Kid Be a Great Team Player”

How to Help Your Kid Be a Great Team Player”

Team sports start pretty early these days, with kids as young as four and five enrolling in soccer and tee ball leagues. For most kids, that’s just the beginning. They’ll go on to participate in team sports throughout their school years and sometimes into their college ones. Besides sports, being part of a team will also be a requirement in the classroom and on the playground, and the same skills your child needs on the field can help him throughout life. Here are some key things to teach your child about being a great team player.

Teach him that there is no I in TEAM. This saying is still popular among coaches because it’s so true. Kids, by nature, are self-focused...

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Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Have a Good Player-Coach Relationship

Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Have a Good Player-Coach Relationship - Sports Techie blog

Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Have a Good Player-Coach Relationship – Sports Techie blog

Respect is at the center of the player-coach relationship. With a setting that is based on respectful behavior, all members of a team can thrive. A parent’s role in helping a child to have a good relationship with a coach is one of instruction, encouragement and support. Unless you, the parent, are the one doing the coaching, it’s not possible to control how the coaching is handled. However, you can work to provide positive support that will enable a child to have a good experience.

Age-Appropriate Expectations

Although children at different levels have different physical and behavioral abilities, it’s always possible to teach respect...

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