I have 6th grade PE classes and Coaching Girls track, I believe that kids gain confidence and a love for the fitness and games through positive feedback. Skill level develops at different rates for kids, but effort and having fun can always be achieved. I try to always provide positive feedback for their effort. I will work on teaching fundamentals and skills during my Kinesiology class. However with this age group, I have 5 primary coaching objectives which I believe are equally important.
Help your child develop the skills necessary to be fit,and to prepare your child for next years athletic program.
To have fun and have the kids develop a love for the fitness and games.
Learn about the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Give positive reinforcement based on effort rather than results.
Provide a safe and healthy environment for all the kids on the team