Youth - Technology - Youth sport
There has been an emphasis of involving the youth in sports. With the over indulgence of the young people in technology, there is an increased stress on young people to involve themselves in sporting activities. Youth sport is a team effort that involves the young children, parents and coaches. The parents and coaches are parties that can either improve the performance of the youngsters. The rationale of this paper is to examine the sports psychology view of youth sport coach, as well as the characteristics and ideal behaviors of youth sports coach.
Youth sport refers to any organized sports for the children below 18 years of age. Over the years, researchers have focused this area to determine how parents and coaches influence the sporting activities of the youth. As a result of participation in sports for the youth obtain life skills such as behavioral, mental, emotional and social skills (Tenenbaum & Eklund, 2007).
Burnout has been studied by sports psychologist since it is a problem in youth sports. It is highlighted by three scopes; emotional exhaust, depersonalization and the condensed sense of accomplishment. Sport coaches have been associated to causing burnout to their players. To the youth sports, it causes withdrawal from a particular sport (Smith & Smoll, 2012)..
[...] He/she should always provide a light environment by having a sense of humor which is a major motivator for young people in sport. There should be excitement in the field and engage the children in fun activities. After all, fun and laughter are second nature to the youth (Jowett & Lavallee, 2007). In summation coaches are human beings, not robots. Despite the best intent, they always have bad days. Confidently, with the set behaviors and characteristics, the coach stays on focus towards achieving the goals. In addition, a coach requires support from all the parties of the team including the parents. [...]
[...] In addition, knowledge on how to deal with young sportsmen and women will make an excellent coach. There are several schools that offer courses to earn a coaching license. A well trained coach leads a team to success(Smith & Smoll, 2012) . In addition, a good coach must have vast knowledge in health and safety measures. A good coach is one who puts safety and health of the team above all. Well organized A good coach is one who has a strategy of how to carry out various activities for the team. [...]
[...] The coach should adopt the praise in the open and criticize in private approach (Sedor, 2008) . Keeping calm when mistakes are made It is an ideal behavior that each and every youth sports coach should portray. Young people always make mistakes due to the lack of experience in the various sports activities. The best action that the coach should be involved in such situations is by showing ultimate support and adopting the art of interacting after the mistake has been done (Sedor, 2008) . [...]
[...] Ideal behavior for youth sport coach The success of a coach is not measured by the wins or loses but the how the young people are willing to continue in sporting activities with a particular coach. There is an ideal behavior that a coach must possess in order to maintain a good relationship with the young people and lead them to success (Sedor, 2008) . Praising the youth for participation It is one important behavior that a coach should have. [...]
[...] Coaching is a team responsibility. References Jowett, S., & Lavallee, D. (2007). Social psychology in sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Murphy, S. (2012). The oxford handbook of sport and performance psychology : Oxford University Press. Sedor, D. L. (2008). Model coach: A common sense guide for coaches of youth sports : IUniverse. [...]
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