Hall of Fame coach Vivian Stringer featured on NYSCA training video

11/18/2010

Vivian Stringer, Mike Krzyzewski and Pete Carroll headline an impressive list of some of the nation’s premier professional and collegiate coaches who are featured in the National Youth Sports Coaches Association’s (NYSCA) Introduction to Coaching Youth Sports training video.
The video is currently being used by the more than 3,000 NYSCA chapters that exist nationwide, and on military bases worldwide, to train their volunteer coaches.

As part of NYSCA’s commitment to provide volunteer coaches with the best information to help them guide their teams to fun and rewarding experiences, it interviewed highly respected coaches from the NFL, NBA, WNBA and Major League Baseball, as well as from the collegiate football and basketball ranks, who shared their insights on what it takes to make a difference in a youngster’s life both on the field and away from it.

“Every coach we spoke with was genuinely enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge to help volunteer coaches interact with children and be a positive influence in all areas of coaching,” said John Engh, chief operating officer of the National Alliance for Youth Sports, which provides the NYSCA program. “Whether it’s Coach K talking about how to teach sportsmanship to youngsters, or Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh sharing how to run practices that keep all the kids engaged, there is simply a gold mine of information available in this video. We are confident that the information presented will enable volunteer coaches to really gain a clear understanding of how to fulfill their roles and responsibilities, as well as help make them one of those special coaches that kids love playing for.”  

The video also includes NFL coaches Lovie Smith and Marvin Lewis; NBA coach Erik Spoelstra; baseball manager Jerry Manuel; WNBA coach Julie Plank and player Alana Beard; NBA Hall of Fame player and former coach Kevin McHale; college football coach Mark Richt; and college basketball coach Tubby Smith.
These renowned coaches provide insight on teaching good sportsmanship; interacting with children in a positive fashion to help them get the most out of their abilities; setting up and running productive practices that are fun and promote skill development; making every youngster feel valued and appreciated, regardless of their talent level or role on the team; building kids’ confidence; and helping players overcome rough patches when they encounter difficulty learning a skill or perform below the level they had hoped in a game; among others. 

Also featured are respected experts discussing important areas that often are easy for coaches to overlook amid all their other responsibilities, such as hydration; pre- and post-game nutrition; injury recognition and prevention; safety; recognizing concussions; stretching and conditioning players.

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