End of Season Agenda
will be the final get-together for the parents, players, and coaches
for this season.
After snacks, drinks or whatever, let the kids play for a bit together. Then, get them together and present the awards.
These can be trophies, certificates, ribbons, whatever . . .
1. First of all, be sure to thank your assistant coach and other parent volunteers.
2. If you have pictures of the season or team photos, present them next. It increases the anticipation for the players. If you have photos of the game, pick some depicting great play (try to have one for all the players) and pick some funny ones as well. Having multiples where you can share with the parents would be appreciated.
3. If you wish to supply the parents an evaluation form of your performance and possibly that of your association, do that now. Be sure to have some extra pens and pencils handy.
4. Present token awards to the volunteers and other assistants.
5. Then present the awards to your players. You will have talented kids and not-so-talented kids. Youll have attentive and non-attentive kids. But at this event, all players should be on an equal level. Make every award as important as the other.
Try to name each award, such as "Most Improved Offense, Best Attendance, Best Offense, Sportsmanship, Team-Player, Best All Around" etc . . .
Give out the Sportsmanship award just before the "Best . . ." awards, after all, thats a trait you really want to encourage.
6. Giving the players nicknames for the season can be a lot of fun for the players and for the parents as well, although this can be a difficult task for inattentive and not-so-talented kids.
7. As you present the awards, ask each player what they liked best about the season. Ask them how well they learned the game. Ask them what skill(s) they learned. Ask them how well that you taught them the game and skills. Try to avoid "Yes/No" answers. Get a photo with players if you wish.
8. After the awards, let the parents and players know about the next season you are coaching or when the next league or season begins. If you are with an association, there may be other information, such as camps, lessons, and other activities than you can share.
9. Its been a lot of work, and we hope you feel great about your accomplishment. Remember that you may never know what positive influence you may have had on a child. But youll get a good idea when theyre back next season.
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