How do you keep kids interested in practicing?  

  Tip Sheet Credibility: 12

» Sports

created by travelgirl 2009-07-18 11:49:02 am

Tip Sheet

A coach of any age group must ensure the players are having fun even though it is only a practice. Make games out of the drills for the younger kids. Let them race against each other as they dribble the ball around cones. Whatever you do it has to be fun!

Tip Credibility: 28   (Best Tip!)

submitted by travelgirl 2009-07-18 11:53:24 am    


Routines should be planned and on paper. The drills must be fun and simple to understand. All session gear should be to hand so that there are no long pauses between drills for setting up for the kids to get distracted. And always praise and encourage!

Tip Credibility: 11

submitted by dons1 2009-10-22 10:15:54 am    

Competition, Rewards and a lot of Praise. Set up your competitions so everyone has a chance to win at some point. Small rewards (stick of gum) work well and always praise the kids for working hard!

Tip Credibility: 8

submitted by Skeeva 2009-07-26 12:55:47 am    

Keep it light hearted and emphasize the positive gains no matter how small. Once they know they're getting better it becomes a personal challenge to themselves to get even better and they enjoy it more.

Tip Credibility: 6

submitted by imscamp 2009-08-13 09:41:44 pm    

Make it fun while keeping them focused. Positive encouragement but be real. Give them something to aim for.

Tip Credibility: 5

submitted by saki5394 2009-08-01 12:30:22 pm    

Focus the parts of a practice on a specific skill. Design a measurable drill that most of the players have not mastered. Set up a reward that only kicks in when they all master the drill. Build Teamwork

Tip Credibility: 4

submitted by MissoulaBicycleHangar 2009-09-26 08:56:22 am    


What do you know about that?


Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments.