Offering a Strong Developmental Program Using Parent Coaches

Most youth leagues have similar goals: offer a fun and rewarding experience, incrementally teach the fundamentals with age appropriate teachings, and deliver a consistent experience from team to team.  More than 90% of youth leagues use parent coaches, and yet most groups of parent coaches have a huge variety of sport specific knowledge and coaching ability…and at the same time most parent coaches have hectic schedules and limited time to prepare for practices.

To accomplish its goal of offering a high quality and consistent program, the league needs to ensure coaches have the knowledge and materials to be effective.  To do this, the league first needs to have a program plan and skill curriculum that defines, by age group or division, how skills will be incrementally advanced in a fun environment.  Next, the league needs to effectively communicate the plan to all of its coaches, and then provide coaching materials that enable their coaches to incrementally develop the players’ fundamental skills.

This all sounds great, but how many leagues have the resources to develop and maintain a program plan, skill curriculum, and coaching materials?  And who has the tools to deliver age appropriate materials to coaches in a flexible manner so they can review them at a convenient time amidst their busy schedules?

Question: Given the realities, how can a league deliver a consistently strong program?   Answer: By implementing a coaching platform from Alpha Youth Sports.

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