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Prospect has a unique and specialized approach to communications skills and issues management geared towards those involved with youth and minor sports. Michael and Mary-Louise's work in this area is ideal for parents and coaches who want to make the most of children's involvement in sports.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

“Are You an Inspirational Youth Sports Coach?”: our new eBook now available…

We’ve written here over the years about ways that youth coaches can better connect (or connect even better, in the case of those who already do a great job) with their players.

It’s always easy to give advice—much more difficult when you are the individual with the responsibility of working with, teaching and leading young people.  But because the task is indeed so important, almost everyone who cares about being their best can look in the mirror and find ways to do a better job of instructing, motivating and inspiring young athletes.

And it’s worth making the effort to do just that.

That is why we have developed, “Are You an Inspirational Youth Sports Coach? ”.  In this new eBook, we bring together a number of the original articles that we have developed over the years—articles that provide youth coaches with tips and ideas for building better relationships with their players. 

In the seminars that we conduct on building confidence and character in young players, I often remind coaches in the audience that, if nothing else, the one thing they must never do is to kill the love a young person has for their sport.

That’s a minimum.

And as important as that is, I think coaches can do a lot more than that.

If you’re interested in checking out “Are You an Inspirational Youth Sports Coach?”, here is the link to the Amazon book preview page in Canada.

Acknowledging there is room for personal growth and improvement is a good start. So whether coaches are looking to be better when it comes to issues management, want to improve their overall communication skills or recognize that they simply want to connect better with youngsters, this book can be one more tool at their fingertips. (There are also a number of articles in the book geared toward parents that will assist them in navigating the youth sports experience and help them to help their own youngsters.)

Really good youth coaches are always looking to inspire their players to be their best on and off the field of play. We hope “Are You an Inspirational Youth Sports Coach?” will help you—and your players.