Consider these things when choosing your childs coach

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What makes a good coach? A good coach makes an athlete believe in themselves and an even greater coach inspires. A child’s armor against the challenges of the world is a healthy self esteem. A good coach will help build up esteem and not undermine it. They can be life teachers, an inspiration and a role model to your child. You may not be able to choose a coach for your child every time, but if you find you are in that place, here are some guidelines to choosing the right one for you:

Seek professionals who prioritize an overall development, not just of your child but the entire team. This includes:

  • Training and injury prevention
  • Commitment to development plus goal setting
  • Knowledge in the fundamental and basic skills and strategies of the sport

Positive Attitude with room to improve:

A coach should never belittle a child. If something goes wrong, they are there to encourage and move forward with a positive outlook. They are always learning and looking for ways to improve his or her own skills as a coach. A coach can be a life shaping influencer for your child. Here are some questions you can ask:

  1. What made you decide to coach?
  2. What are your emergency medical plans and procedures?
  3. What is your philosophy on winning?
  4. Are you okay with parents watching practices?

Talk to your coach, most enjoy engaging with the parents, are approachable and easy to talk to.

At Legacy Training Center we have the highest caliber coaching, provide a safe, positive, FUN environment and treat everyone like family. Chat with us today about our world class coaches or visit us online.

adam-wesMeet Our Team Leader

All of our programs are overseen by Wes Haagensen, an eight-time USA National Team member, a Pan American Championship Team Captain and three-time gold medalist. He lived at the Olympic Training Center for three years leading up to the 2012 Olympics. He is a certified mens’ gymnastics judge, an all-star clinic coach and most recently the Head Coach and Program Director of the Stanford Gymnastics Boys’ Team. His dedication and passion is instrumental in our youth programs. He is a gymnastics guru and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. We are very proud to have him lead our Legacy Training Center team!







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