A child’s first coach wields enormous influence and can be the difference between a child loving – or leaving – the sport. Just ask Prim Siripipat, whose love of tennis was forged by an incredibly supportive and caring coach
She excelled on the basketball courts and soccer fields of her youth, and the lessons learned all the way through her collegiate playing days are used often in the high-pressure world of live television
Oakland A’s bench coach Mark Kotsay, who played 17 Major League seasons and has coached youth baseball, on helping kids embrace playing the game with a great attitude and giving it all they’ve got every time out
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