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TEN TIPS TO HAVING A SUCCESSFUL SEASON

1.  Make it FUN

2.  Utilize Positive Reinforcement

3.  Guarantee that each child Will Play

4.  Promote Teamwork

5.  Encourage Sportsmanship

6.  Recognize that Discipline is not a dirty word

7.  Stress the Fundamentals

8.  Honor the Origins and History of the sport

9.  Involve the Parents

10. Always have a Practice Plan


WORKING WITH YOUR PARENTS WHEN DIFFICULT ISSUES ARISE
 
1. Don't discuss the issue at the game
 
2. Schedule a separate time/venue to have the discussion
 
3. Be an active listener
 
4. Don't interrupt
 
5. Don't get defensive
 
6. Show empathy
 
7. Clarify the problem
 
8. Offer a range of solutions
 
9. Get closure
 
10. Leave the door open