Coaches need more training on coaching kids!

Not all, but some coaches in sports these days are too competitive when it comes to coaching. Coaches need to take a step back and realize the effect and impact their decisions have on the athletes. As a coach your job is to build the confidence in the athlete and shape them into the best athletes they can be. This is a problem with many different sports, in and around our city and the issue needs to be dealt with. If a  coach is only about winning, then they are in the wrong field. As an example, Cornwall girls hockey is already lacking the participation and the registration is not at a high. Some of the coaches make comments and decisions that are wrong and they need to take responsibility for their mistakes and not put blame on the athletes. Suck it up and admit you were wrong! Canada is behind when it comes to sports and training of our athletes and it shows when we compete at the international levels. Canada has only just begun to have successful results due to the “Own the Podium.” If you are a coach or are planning to become a coach, think about your decisions and admit your wrong when you mess up. Build confidence  in your athletes and encourage them to do their best. If it happens that you have to take a loss a little of the time or a lot of the time, then lose like winners. Sportsmanship is the most important and will make a difference in the development of teams and individual athletes.

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