Sometimes all a coach needs to see is smiling faces from his players to realize coaching youth is unlike any other job in the world. The joy on a child’s face when he or she hits a ball off of a tee for the first time, learns how to dribble a basketball or makes a game-winning save is reason enough to consider coaching youth sports one of the best jobs.
“I became a youth sports coach because my son/daughter plays sports and I enjoy teaching how to play the game,” David says.
David became interested in coaching youth sports for a couple of reasons. One of those reasons is his 9-year-old son Bryce, who plays hockey and baseball and the other reason is Oliva, David’s 7-year-old daughter, who is a soccer player and participates in dance.
This five-year youth sports coaching veteran has a lot of experience to draw from with a spectacular personal background in sports as a professional roller hockey player in the RHL and PBRHL and as a one-year Rookie A baseball player for the Binghampton Mets.
Watching each child develop their skills is the best experience coaching can bring, David says, and “to see improvement from the first day of the season until the very last day” is a special memory for a coach.
David is married to his wife Denise and works as a patent engineer. He enjoys kicking back to watch sports on T.V. and he also collects sports memorabilia.
David says he loves Weplay and would recommend the site to everyone. He especially appreciates the instant email reminders.
David Dunscombe’s Three Keys to Coaching Success:
1. For young kids let them learn many positions to better educate them.
2. Mix fun into your practice so they want to be there.
3. Don't focus so much on the wins or losses, focus on their development when they are young.
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