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3 Keys to Communicating With Teenage Athletes

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Children's Fitness, Judo

Coaches face challenges on many levels when it comes to their work. And for each a different challenge could be labeled "most important." For coaches at the professional level, the challenge usually involves strategizes. You know, all those X and O charts, since the players are already at the top 1% of their sport. NFL coaches do not have to spend a huge amount of time teaching how to catch a football, for example. Youth coaches have the opposite problem, as all the wonderful plays and schemes mean nothing if your players cannot execute the fundamentals of the sport.

 

The Challenge of Coaching Teenagers

 

coaching teens, coaching teenagers, how to communicate with teenagersI believe the greatest coaching challenge is that of coaching teens. The teenage years cover three separate school levels, from junior high school to university, but for the sake of this article, we will focus on junior high school and high school age players.


 

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