How to Coach Julia Wyatt

What is in this presentation?


What did I want to learn?


Survey Results

Where do I go from here?

Works Cited

My love of sports and wanting to become a better person

Questions I Wanted to Answer

What are the basics of coaching? What do I need to know or be able to do in order to coach?

What makes an effective coach? How do you become distinguished and stand out?

Are there differences in certain age groups? What do you focus on more at different ages?

Basics of Coaching
  • Understand why you are coaching and what you want to accomplish
  • Learn to grow
  • Educate the parents and players about your goals
  • Walk the talk
  • Keep the environment emotionally safe
  • Be honest
  • Do not become defensive with your athletes
  • Know what you are coaching
What makes a great coach? What truly makes them effective?
  • Build relationships
  • Think about the learning process
  • What can the athletes show for their hard work? Did they achieve their goals?
  • Be passionate
  • Coach the person about life lessons, do not coach the athlete
  • Use mistakes to teach
How to Coach Different Age Groups

Elementary Aged

  • Be patient
  • Be clear
  • Keep it simple
  • Make it fun
  • Gain their trust

Middle School Aged

  • Challenge them
  • Teach the fundamentals, not necessarily the basics
  • Believe in them, teach them their worth
  • Teach teamwork
  • Coach the person

High School Aged

  • Life lessons is a priority
  • Coach the individuals, even in a team sport
  • Practice how you play
  • Teach leadership while being a good example
  • Impact them
Survey Results

Goal: To enhance my research while understanding the diversity and variety of coaching

Who: Coaches from the Carbon Valley Area

Sports Represented

  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Wrestling
  • Cross Country

What age do you coach?

  • High School: 13
  • Middle School: 2
  • Primary School: 2

What is your goal when coaching? What do you want to achieve in a season?

What do you believe is the key to being a good coach?

Where do I go from here?

Objective: To successfully coach the basics of softball and baseball to a tball team

Where: Local recreation center

Plan of Action

  • I have been in contact with CVPRD, LPRD, EPRD
  • Successfully demonstrate my knowledge and my intent to help
  • Set goals for the season
  • Gain the trust of the kids I am coaching
  • Be patient
  • Communicate well with the parents
  • Use what I learned from this project to coach the basics well
  • Have fun

What I Plan to Coach

  • Swing mechanics
  • How to catch
  • Basics rules including outs, baserunning, and structure of the game
  • Sportsmanship
  • Introduction to positions

Works Cited

1. Connors, Michael. "Free Images for Creatives, by Creatives." Morguefile Free Photographs for Commercial Use. Connors Family, 1 Jan. 2016. Web. 05 Dec. 2016. <>.

2. Frankovelgia, Candice. "The Key To Effective Coaching." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 28 Apr. 2010. Web. 29 Sept. 2016. <>.

3. Frey, Jim. "101 Youth Coaching Tips." : Jim Frey : 9781602750494., 30 June 2009. Web. 29 Sept. 2016. <>.

4. Goldberg, Alan, Dr. "SPECIAL: What Makes a GOOD COACH?" Competitive Advantage: Mental Toughness. N.p., 17 Nov. 2015. Web. 29 Sept. 2016. <>.

5. Goldsmith, Wayne. "The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Coaches." Wayne Goldsmith. WG Coaching, 1 Jan. 2011. Web. 29 Sept. 2016. <>.

6. Green, Mike. "The Sports Family Club, Enriching Lives Through Sports and Activities." Ten Keys to Being a Good Coach. The Sports Family Club, 29 Sept. 2016. Web. 29 Sept. 2016. <>.

7. Hanlon, Tom. QUE. Indianapolis: Que, 2005. Print.

8. Joseph, Jacquie. The Softball Coaching Bible. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2002. Print.

9. Martens, Rainer. Successful Coaching. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1997. Print.

10. National Alliance for Youth Sports. Your First Coaching Book: A Practical Guide for Volunteer Coaches. Garden City Park, NY: Square One, 2002. Print.

11. SKLZvidz. "Fielding in the Tee Ball." YouTube. YouTube, 15 May 2013. Web. 05 Dec. 2016. <>.

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