Coaches and young athletes

Sep 05, 2023 / Sports Medicine

Coaching Kids: Top Tips for Coaches

Here are simple tips to integrate into coaching messages for kids. Building a solid foundation of good habits will help them well-beyond this youth sports season.
  • Teach athletes to eat a healthy snack with carbs before games and practices.
  • Encourage athletes to drink water before, during and after practice and games.
  • Respond quickly to complaints of pain and encourage an evaluation by a pediatric sports medicine specialist.
  • Learn how to lead your team through a dynamic warm-up and save stretching for after games and practices.
  • Most of all, keep it fun!
As a participant in the University of North Texas Athlete Transition Program, Tyree Eady, B.S., M.S., volunteered at Scottish Rite for Children in the Movement Science Lab on the Frisco campus. He is passionate about changing the future for young athletes through research and using his platform as a professional athlete.

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