Making his debut as Coach of the Week, Zach Staszkow, is a dedicated baseball coach and educator for the State of Hawaii Department of Education. He also works at Waialua High and Intermediate School, making him more than a deserving candidate of this Weplay youth coaching honor.
Zach has been coaching baseball for the past five years and also has experience coaching junior varsity girls basketball and varsity football.
“I was always active in athletics as a kid and when I was younger I thought that would be my career, until I figured out all those that coached me didn’t get paid,” Zach says. “When I started working at a high school, it was natural to coach the students that I worked with.”
Seeing the players on his team improve year after year is what keeps Zach committed to coaching. Also, when other coaches and baseball fans comment on how disciplined his players are, it makes all the time and effort Zach puts into coaching worth it.
Coach Zach Staszkow’s Three Keys To Coaching Success:
1. Have organized practices and routines.
2. Empower your assistant coaches and those that help you.
3. Teach, reteach and reteach, before you scold.
Coach Zach’s thoughts on Weplay:
The calendar tool is the best. Coaching two teams (Team Diesel Pinto and Team Diesel Mustang) the calendar really helps me keep track of practice days and locations which is key. I also tell my parents to check weplay before they contact me because I always update weplay. Having parents who love to take and upload pictures is good for the families too.
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