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Parent Coach Handbook

PARENT/COACH HANDBOOK
A Parents Guide to Effectively Coaching 5-8 year olds

SO, YOU'RE GOING TO BE A COACH! CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS!

This practical resource will allow you to get started in coaching by helping you...

  • understand the role of a coach
  • create a respectful, positive, safe and welcoming environment
  • encourage and develop positive values in children through sport
  • plan and manage practices and games
  • teach children foundational and sport-specific skills.

You have committed your time and effort to a team of five to eight year olds who are likely experiencing sport for the first time. They will be inquisitive, energetic and eager. You will be guiding children through fundamental sport skills and the principles of fair play in preparation for an active and healthy life.

"Get ready Coach! You will have the time of your life."

Parent/Coach Handbook [1.7 MB]

Coaches' TOOL BOX

Below are the specific Coaches Tool Box items found in the "Parent/Coach Handbook". All documents can also be found in the full document above.

Safety and Risk Management

Safety Checklist #1 and #2 [50 KB]
Safety Checklist #3 [280 KB]
Medical Information Form [41 KB]
Emergency Action Plan [37 KB]

Fair Play

Participants Code of Conduct [38 KB]
Coach's Code of Conduct [38 KB]
Parent's/Guardian's Code of Conduct [39 KB]

Harnessing Volunteer Energy

Volunteer Responsibilities (see full document)
Sample Parent Meeting Agenda (see full document)
Contact Sheet [35 KB]

Planning

Practice Plan Template [37 KB]

Coaching Resources

Sample Season Schedule [32 KB]