A Guide to Effective Communication for Youth Soccer Coaches
Michael Langlois has drawn on more than 35 years as a communications professional—and almost as many as a sports parent—to create “A Guide to Effective Communication for Youth Soccer Coaches”. This new eBook provides youth coaches with a series of simple but practical and effective tips to help them in their interaction not only with their players but with parents as well. The book explains how coaches can help build confidence and character in their players and is geared especially to those who coach youngsters from the U10-U16 age groups, though the valuable insights provided should help any youth coach.
What Our Readers Said...
“I think any parent new to the world of minor sports would benefit tremendously from this book. The author convincingly argues that communication skills are key to optimizing your young person’s experience on a team, yet stresses how these skills are usually taken for granted or ignored. The solid practical advice based on personal experience helps parents understand their role. It is also a compelling call to coaches and parents to remember the overall purpose and value of sports in a day when the growing pressures of competition can cause us to lose that perspective.”Ruth Smith Ruth Smith, Youth Soccer Parent
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Communication is a topic seldom discussed and taught in our coaching programs. The messages are simple, clear and very valuable. I think communication is one of the keys to developing relationships with the kids we are coaching and Michael clearly lays out some of the important aspects of communication. All coaches should make the time to read this book”Vince Mifsud Vince Mifsud, Head Coach, Under-13 soccer program, Oakville Soccer Club Oakville, Ontario
“I found the Chapters on dealing with Parents very helpful.”Jeff Tipping Jeff Tipping, NSCAA Director of Coaching
“Five of our members have read your books for youth coaches and found them to be a great resource. They are good for our coaches as they are straight to the point and provide usable information they can apply immediately in their practices and games. Thank you very much for providing them to us. Thanks again!”Coaches Association of British Columbia Coaches Association of British Columbia
“I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to read the book. I think it is a tool that all coaches can use regardless of sport. I particularly enjoyed the comments in Chapter Five: Communicating and Interacting with Parents. It was an easy read and so simply laid out.”Jim Cannovan Jim Cannovan former Technical Director, Ontario Soccer Association
“This book will be a valuable addition to our coaching library and I’m sure be of great inspiration to our parent/coach volunteers.”Ian Knight Ian Knight, Head Coach, Chilliwack Youth Soccer Association
During Prospect’s long history of working with professional and amateur members of the sports community (e.g. draft-eligible athletes, and both professional and amateur coaches), company-President Michael Langlois crafted a number of informal guides and handbooks for use by his clients.