Thread: Coaches: Thinking about coaching
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11-08-2012, 10:16 AM
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This year my son turned 5 and is in his second year of Learn to Skate. I decided to help out with the class. I'm not the best coach in terms of skill or drill work but I make sure that I help lead the kids in the drill and encoruage them as they go. Another thing I myself have done is making sure the kids are being safe. They are young and aren't ready for the organized hockey teams yet so they still don't have the full concept of all the drills. It's a hard thing to get used to and trust me, talking to the kids gets easier as the weeks go on and the kids will also talk to you easier as well. I had very few kids tell me their skates hurt or there elbow pads were sliding down during the first few weeks. I had to actually notice it myself. Just last week I had more kids come up to me with questions and equipment problems that I had in the 1st month lol.

All in all once you get the feel for it it gets easier.

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