Many parents do not volunteer to coach sports at the kid’s school when the call is made. Some don’t it because it is not their thing or they may feel unqualified. Sports are some of the activities that do not get a lot of volunteers. Even so, it is less likely to be as bad as you think.
First of all, you will be offered instructional materials, resources, and support. Once you get started, you catch up faster. In addition, this is a great moment for you to spend with your child. This will also bring in you into contact with other parents and helpers and beautiful relationships can develop from this.
It is not easy to make friendships when you are an adult. When you become a coach, you will meet adults who are also crazy about team-oriented sports and also physical activity. A lot of the families which plan holidays together or travel started this way. You can even meet mentors while coaching. This can be your emergency backup or offer to carpool for your kids when you cannot pick them up.
This will also be a great opportunity for you to help your child develop essential skills in life as well as build character. A lot of players in team sports learn positive values during this phase. Among the things your kids will learn as you coach them include problem-solving skills, having fun, responsibility, leadership and also fair play. You can expect them to use attributes like effective communication, self-confidence and also responsibility in all areas of their life. Your patience will be tested during coaching and it will be a chance for you to become better.
You should also think about all the fun you will have the team when you are coaching and the fact that all the achievements will be shared by the entire team. Just telling them about how proud you are of them can change their deflated and tired looks. It is not just the big achievements which should be celebrated.
Even one smile in the team will always make you go back the next day. Some kids are not even that good in sports but they keep going back to it because of the fun and the same goes for coaching. As you watch them grow, learn life-skills and build their confidence, your heart will be full.