S11 Episode 01: Coaching Kids Sports

Friday, July 26, 2019

Volunteer coach Bryan Duncan gives tips for youth sports coaches and explains why he has loved coaching multiple teams over the past 10+ years.


This episode is part of Series 11: Volunteers. For a list of ParkTalk episodes and series and to submit ideas and questions, visit https://www.napervilleparks.org/PODCASTS

Quote from the episode:

"One of the lessons I've learned is that in soccer in particular, the coaching happens really on the sideline and sitting down. So my wife bought me a bench, and I use it to this day, it's kind of beat up, and the kids all know what it is. The idea is that you sit there and if a kid made a good or bad play, you wait until they are subbed out or at halftime and then encourage them the best you can." - Bryan

Interested in registering your child and/or coaching a youth sports program? The Naperville Park District offers youth athletic leagues in baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, flag football and tennis. Learn more here:


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