How to Tell if a Coach isn’t Fit for the Job

There can be a wide range of coaches in youth sports. If your kids comes home from practices and games feeling discouraged, it may be time to take a look at their coach. Emily Cohen – a youth sports podcast host and blogger who is passionate about sportsmanship, injury prevention, and sideline etiquette – shares some ways to tell if your child’s coach is actually a bully. Check out the five telltale signs below, and read her full thoughts in her column on Huffington Post Sports.

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1.) Your athlete is discouraged.

2.) The coach yells at, rather than to, players.

3.) Derogatory comments color everything.

4.) He only coaches the starters.

5.) “Let’s go out for pizza and ice cream — on me!”


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