Before signing a young child up for a team, it’s appropriate for parents to interview a prospective coach. It’s very important to ask about his philosophy of coaching. How does he handle playing time? How does he motivate kids? Is his child on the team, and if so, what’s his philosophy about coaching his own kid?
You should also find out if the league has checked out the coach’s background to ensure the coach has no police record. It’s also a good idea to attend one or two of the coach’s practices and see Coach in action, especially if your child is young and just starting a youth sports experience.
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