Another good article from the good folks at the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). I think these recommendations are fantastic. I have been sharing the ‘get down on their level physically’ in my clinics. I’m not sure about the recommendation to hold their heads, though. I would be careful about that one. I’d also add that the coach should work hard to learn the players’ names as soon as possible. It makes a difference when a coach refers to the child by name as opposed to ‘buddy’ or ‘little guy’.