We've all been coached in winning and losing situations. Sometimes we hate these people based on their behavior. Sometimes we love them too based on their behavior. Coaching has changed for the better, but it isn't perfect yet. It never will be because we all learn differently and from various places. We can be better in the same way we expect our players to continue to improve.
I really love Malcolm's approach and he'd be a coach I'd love as a player. He highlights the four "L" words coaches should never use. If you see it, talk to the coach privately. If you're doing it, watch the video again and find a new approach. Our goal is to provide an avenue for kids to enjoy the game. Lousy coaches are lone of the reasons 70% kids stop playing sports by the age of 13. Let's be the reason they continue to enjoy the game and learn.
"As a coach, board member and new SYSA VP, I've likely seen and heard a lot of what you may be wondering how to manage as a parent or player. Great kids with supportive parents make it all a "once in a lifetime" experience.