Positive Coaching Alliance: Coaching from the stands is confusing for athletes

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27 Oct Positive Coaching Alliance: Coaching from the stands is confusing for athletes

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Development Zone of Positive Coaching Alliance. US Club Soccer is proud to introduce Positive Coaching Alliance to its members, specifically related to Players First. Positive Coaching Alliance is helping to advance the Players First pillars of Coaching Education, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.

Kevin Eastman, the former Vice President of Basketball Operations for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, gives an enlightening example of a drill he used while coaching in the youth competitive basketball circuit. During this drill, he blindfolded one of the kids at midcourt and directed all the parents to help him score.

Although Eastman’s expertise is in basketball, this behavior is common in any sport – and is especially relevant to youth soccer.

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