Learning the fundamentals is the first and most important thing a young athlete can do. Fundamentals are something we learn first, and never stop practicing. The great players, as talented as they are, all work on the fundamentals on a regular basis. In some cases mastering the fundamentals is what separates great players from good players.
When you can't find good coaching
As a sports parent it's a wise decision to teach your kids the fundamentals. For some of us that is hard to because we may not have played the sport, or our knowledge of it only goes so far. Finding a coach is a great solution for that, but it isn't always possible for some families. This could be due to financial reasons, or for a lack of time. So what do you do when you want your kids to learn the fundamentals, but are unable to get the coaching they need?
CoachUp is committed to connecting youth athletes and great coaches, and have solutions for all athletes who desire to learn the fundamentals and get better at their sport. Even if there isn't a CoachUp coach in your area, CoachUp has you covered. You can get coaching right from the comforts of your home, or anywhere you have an internet connection.
Just check out the CoachUp YouTube page, and you'll find plenty of coaching and teaching videos which your kids can use to learn and develop proper fundamentals. This is really exciting to me, although I'm a little ashamed. I've been writing for CoachUp for well more than a year, but I only recently started to take advantage of these videos!
Even if you are like me and haven't checked them out, or put them to use, don't worry. Just don't sleep on them anymore. Below are some of my favorite coaching videos from the sports my kids play.
How do you teach the fundamentals to your kids?
Jackie Bledsoe is a sports parent of three, and writes on sports parenting. He has played sports for over 30 years, including the collegiate level, and coached youth sports for the past eight years.
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