Ive been asked to mentor a group of young coaches.
There is a local house league for 6-10 year olds. Ive been asked to mentor the coaches which are college kids and/or recently college grads. Some of these guys will continue to coach and some wont. Would like to provide a foundation to build apon. At this age no Xs and Os. But what makes a good coach? There are lots of things liek communication, understanding the players, etc.
Personally Im very prepared for practices and games so will try to develop that discipline of season/practice planning. But with the tons of coaching experience Im curious what else I should do along with any material you feel is useful. I did buy Ryan Walters new book for them, its called "Hungry". Im a big Ryan Walter fan. The book doesn?t really give any coaching advice per say but its about being hungry for more. Being open minded while searching for knowledge.
Thanks in advance
EDIT:Also 2nd question since Im at it
I am doing a parents meeting Saturday. Tom or anyone. Someone have a document that covers the basics to hockey? Or what do you give to parents at the 1st meeting for 6-10 year old?
Its a house league for kids that can barely skate. So I drafted a 1 page doc on proper stick length along with all the equipment they need for their son or daughter. How to get dressed. Stuff like that but I feel Im missing info that could help new parents to the world of hockey.