- Engaging in anything other than watching and cheering when players are on the bench
- Distracting a player that is attempting to play a ball
- Shouting or swearing in anger (even at their own play)
- Questioning or criticizing an official’s call
- Throwing or kicking the ball in anger
- Talking to the officials (this is reserved for the captains and coaches)
- Negative cheers
- Blaming teammates
- Pouting after a missed play
One of the best things you can do as a coach is to be a leader and someone the players can look up. Be a positive influence on them and act as you want them to act. Remember, your team will be a reflection of you, their coach.
- Help teammates off the floor
- Compliment teammates and opponents on great plays
- Roll the ball under the net
- Run to get an errant ball and return to the server or official
- Cheering at the end of each point (win or lose the point)
- Cheering from the sidelines (“Jenny’s on fire, Ooh, Ah”, “Keep it up Sara, keep it up”, “Here we go Red, here we go”)
- Encouraging player that makes a mistake (“Don’t worry, you’ll get it next time”)
Make rules and live by them. Make these rules clear, keep them in mind and all times and you will succeed. You will succeed as a coach and people will notice.
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