Episode 29

The Rec Coach's Guide to Youth Sports Success

Coaching youth sports is no easy task. Coaches must assemble their staffs, coordinate practice times, deal with unsatisfied players and parents, organize travel tournaments—and that’s before they even start coaching.

If you’re a youth sports coach, this podcast is for you. Youth soccer coach and commercial litigator Brian Hafter joins the show to give us tips on how to be a better coach. Are pro coaches really necessary at recreational levels? What’s the best way to prepare for coaching? How can you set ground rules for parents before the season begins? For answers to these questions and more, take a listen.

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Apr 20 2015