Chances are the regular season has come to an end in your youth football league and it’s time reflect. Some coaches will be leading their teams to playoff battles while other coaches will start thinking about what could have been. Whether your team has had a winning season or not, you should be able to say you’ve undoubtedly had a successful season. Teaching the x’s and o’s is a small part of coaching football. It’s about teaching those little athletes about leadership, teamwork, discipline and fortitude. These are traits that they’ll continue to develop as they grow older, though we know it all starts with youth football.
I’ve created a report card for youth football coaches to review. It’s a good way to evaluate the job you’ve done within your organization. Answer the questions, in order to say you’ve earned a solid A, you’ll have to answer yes to every question.
Has my coaching staff and I taught the game of football to my youth football team?
Are my kids better athletes than they were before the start of the season?
Have my kids learned about the benefits and importance of physical activity?
Have I handled parent issues to the best of my ability?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions, congratulations. We’d like to hear about your season – visit Youth Football Online’s Facebook page and comment!