AYSO POSITIVE COACHING
ENCOURAGE: Coaches encourage their players to excel.
EXAMPLE: Coaches set an example for their players and parents. Coaches model the behavior that others will follow.
LEARNING: Coaches take courses, provided free by AYSO, to learn how to be effective teachers, to develop players’ skills, and to teach tactics. Most of all, coaches show kids how to have fun in soccer.
TEACHING: Coaches have the opportunity to teach players to play soccer, build character in competition, and focus on the positive aspects of winning and losing.
WINNING: Coaches show their players how to be gracious in victory and praise their opponents. Teams always shake hands after the game.
LOSING: Coaches learn from losses what to practice with their players. Players realize that there is still much to learn.