The successful coach invests more in the well-being
and interests of the players than in their win/loss record.
Be reasonable in your demands the young player's time, energy and enthusiasm. Remember that they have other interests.
Teach your players that the rules of the game are mutual agreements which no one should evade or break.
We are governed by 'Fair Play' by-laws, which means ALL players must have EQUAL court time throughout the year as they ALL pay the same fees.
Remember the children play for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of it.
Never ridicule or yell at the children for making mistakes or losing a competition.
The scheduling and length of practice times considerations and competition should take into the maturity level of the children.
Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, as well as for the judgement of umpires, officials and opposing coaches.
Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to play again.
Remember that children need a coach they can respect. Be generous with your praises when it is deserved and set a good example.
Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed on sound coaching principles and the principles of growth and development of children.