US Youth Coaches Institute, a newly formed non-profit group, is committed to providing proper training for youth coaches across the nation.
Our mission is to help provide a means to allow coaches be trained and supported to provide the young athletes’ a positive experience where they can grow as a child through sport and continue that experience in through their teens and into adulthood.
The US Youth Coaches Institute believes that the representing clubs and organizations provide the majority of the funding for training and education for coaches to, again, encourage more coaches to expand their horizons and to remain coaches. Additional funding or equipment donations will be accepted. We are also pitching that the coaches get training on encouraging youth on skills that they need to develop and when they master these skills that they get praise.
The US Youth Coaches Institute images that instead of sports being coach oriented, it should be oriented on the athletes. So, the athlete themselves can be developed, they are the ones consuming the sport and sport products. The coaches also can implement in the youth that sports are supposed to be competitive, but also be fun at grass root level. At the end of the day the athletes need to know that while it is okay to lose and have fun, the end goal is to win and have fun.
By creating positive atmospheres by enforcing self-confidence and positive reinforcement, we can help to keep more kids, not just the most talented kids, in youth athletics. By doing these things the kids would more likely to stay in youth sports and go on to have an active lifestyle.
The US Youth Coaches Institute foundation is deeply rooted in youth sports. We firmly believe that youth sports is a monumental moment in shaping the lives of young adults.