Kids In Teams

Coaching

Reflection - The journey continues but the destination changes.

Steve Jenkins - Friday, August 26, 2016

For me grass roots coaching is a labour of love. As another season draws to a close here in Melbourne, its time for reflection. I ask myself the following questions: read more

10 reasons to be a coach

Steve Jenkins - Thursday, August 06, 2015

All grass roots coaches have experienced the first ever solo coaching session. I was very terrified.  read more

10 tips to make you a good coach

Steve Jenkins - Monday, May 18, 2015

A coach is a vehicle that takes a group of people on a journey  read more

The A to Z of Coaching

Steve Jenkins - Thursday, May 14, 2015

We all have our own take of what a coach is.

The Collins dictionary has the following definitions

vehicle for several passengers, used for transport over long distances
large four-wheeled enclosed carriage, usually horse-drawn
railway carriage carrying passengers
trainer or instructor   ⇒ "a drama coach"
tutor who prepares students for examinations read more

Know Who You Are

Steve Jenkins - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The foundation of Kids In Teams is for the coach to understand who they are - Strengths, Development needs, Teaching style, Personality traits etc.
We have to constantly ask questions of ourselves and seek open honest feedback 
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What sort of coach are you ?

Steve Jenkins - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Sports Trials - 10 tips to help make these better for the children

Steve Jenkins - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

At my local club I have re-named these from trials to assessments as we are assessing children to see which team we believe they should play in. The word which trial can put the fear of god into most adults. Assessing the technical level of a child in any sport - in my case football - is a job of great responsibility.  I have observed these at a number of clubs. I am startled by so many things I have seen. Children as young as 11 given a tap on the shoulder and told not to return next week. Life has its pleasant surprises and disappointments. If the odds of a child making a given team are say 1 in 5 then those making the decision can take the trouble to provide some feedback. read more

Know Yourself - Tips from Parenting

Steve Jenkins - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

We need to remember that we are coaches of the children and not their parents. However, being a parent or being a coach share the same foundation  - to know yourself. Why ? - so that you can predict your reaction, your typical behaviour to a situation and therefore avoid responding in a way that results in as unwanted outcome. read more

Coaching - Developing Confidence

Steve Jenkins - Thursday, August 07, 2014

Kids In Teams coaches never stop learning. It's vital that we continually develop our hands on skills as well as appreciating the work that goes on in sports science, child psychology and education. read more

Coaches - Know Yourself

Steve Jenkins - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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