Tips For Coaching Your Own Kids
How To Coach and Navigate Your Child Through Youth Basketball
Coach Carl Scales has had the privilege of coaching his own children in basketball. While coaching your own kids can a rewarding experience, many will tell you that there are lots of headaches along the way.
Dealing with parents can be especially tricky when you are coaching your own child. Coach Scales recommends having open, honest discussions with parents. Along with this, he seeks out feedback from parents on ways he can improve as a coach.
Coach Scales offers helpful advice and tips for coaching your children. These tips include: when to talk to your kids about their performance, how to make workouts fun, and allowing kids to choose the activities they are involved in.
Having been through the trials and tribulation that come along with coaching your own kids, Coach Scales offers sage advice for others. Whether coaching your children in youth basketball or any other sport, Carl Scales helps you navigate this path to make it a rewarding experience for everyone.
What you will hear in this podcast:
- :28 About Coach Carl Scales
- 2:30 Coach Scales approach to coaching his children
- 4:47 Team First Mantra
- 6:10 Asking for feedback from parents during the season
- 8:24 Allowing your kids to choose their activities
- 10:10 “Sandwich” approach to talking with your kids
- 12:44 Using film to help keep proper perspective of the game
- 15:42 What to address and what NOT to address in the car ride home
- 23:00 Simple way to break down a game
- 24:38 Forcing Kids vs Influencing Kids
- 26:40 Developing workouts for your kids
- 29:42 How to make workouts and drills FUN
- 31:50 Importance of recognizing small successes
- 32:57 How to deal with parents
- 36:30 Importance of defining player roles
- 37:56 Advantages of running motion offense
- 41:30 TRIFECTA- 3 Questions for Coach Scales
- 41:43 #1 Name one habit in your life that you’d encourage others to implement?
- 43:15 What book/video has made the largest impact on your life?
- 45:12 Who is a mentor that influenced you the most?