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Super Dads: Why You Should Consider Getting into Coaching

Most dads want to spend more time with their kids and enjoy participating in activities together. When it comes to being there for your child, coaching a team that they play on is a great option. If you’re thinking of coaching sports like baseball or soccer, there are a few reasons to consider taking the step.

Bond with Your Child

Coaching a team will allow you to have extra time to bond with your child when it can often be difficult to squeeze in extra time together throughout the week. You can enjoy teaching them how to increase their skills and make friends with other players on the team.

Mentor Other Kids

Volunteering your time will allow you to offer your support to other children who are on the team, which can allow them to be mentored by an adult if they don’t have a lot of support at home. You’ll get the chance to take other kids under your wing and show them that you care with the encouragement that you offer. Many coaches have studied coaching and have received a sports coaching master’s degree, which can motivate other kids to go to college and continue their education.

Acting as a positive influence in other kids’ lives will help them to stay out of trouble and become more active in youth sports.

Have Fun

It can often be difficult to have a break from your busy schedule during the week and relieve some of your stress. Coaching a team can make it easy to have a bit of fun and unwind in a laid back setting where you’re surrounded by kids. You can pass on your knowledge of a particular sport and feel rewarded as you watch your players improve their skills and win games or matches during the season. You can look forward to getting out on the field and clearing your mind of your responsibilities during the evenings throughout the week.

Pass Along Your Passion

The best coaches are those who are passionate about the game and can pass on their love of the sport to other children. By sharing what you love about soccer, baseball, or football, you can get other kids interested and allow them to enjoy a new hobby.

Coaching is rewarding and will allow you to enjoy a pastime that makes it easy to have fun and be a role model to other children while parenting your own child. By giving your time and skills, you can contribute to the community and leave a lasting impact on kids in the local area.

Tim Esterdahl

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