Coaching Kids Today–Top 10 Must-Do’s for All Coaches

I love coaching. It’s one of the favorite things I do. And when it comes to coaching, coaching & leading kids is one of the IMPACTFUL things anyone can do. There are some great coaches out there. And there are some coaches who need a lot of work. Whether you are a parent on the sidelines, a coach who volunteers, or you’re a paid coach doing this for a living, I believe my “10 Points To Do When Coaching Kids or Athletes” will help you maximize your impact. And kids, I have a special message for you at the end…BE SURE TO LISTEN-IN!!


More on the episode:

3:48 – The Different Hats You Wear
(And the power of adding commas between them.)

7:29 – Point 1: Make Practice The Hard Part
Keeping the tempo, establishing a structure, and mastering the process. 

10:20 – Point 2: Your Words Hold Power

12:52 – Point 3: Communicate WHY
Everything has to have a purpose

13:49 – Point 4: Simplify
Simplicity = tool for success

15:13 – Point 5: Get The Athlete To Fall In Love With The Process
The difference is in the preparation and the discipline. 

16:48 – Point 6: Create A Winning Mindset And Environment

21:23 – Point 7: Help Your Athletes Get Their Mind Right

22:49 – Say Nothing Challenge
Andrew Simpson (P10 Level Mastermind member) came up with a challenge for parents “Say Nothing Challenge” & it included a few points: no pregame reminders, no bribes, keep it simple, no post-game game talk, and no yelling during games. Check it out here.

26:01 – Point 8: Stop Striving to Be Perfect–it will set you up for failure.

27:53 – Point 9: It’s not about the Highlight Reel

29:38 – Point 10: Train Your Butt Off

31:58 – Training Is A Lifetime Commitment

34:40 – Integrity
Who are you when no one is watching? 


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About the Author



Todd Durkin, MA, is a world-renown trainer, coach, author and motivational keynote speaker who trains dozens of elite, high-profile NFL, MLB, and MMA athletes, including two Super Bowl MVP’s, one NFL League MVP, Olympic gold medalists, Heisman Trophy winners, and MMA champions. Todd is a 2-Time Trainer of the Year, the 2017 Jack LaLanne Award recipient, the 2018 Canfitpro International Presenter of the Year, a member of the Under Armour Training Team, and a Top-100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.

Todd was a featured trainer on the popular TV show, NBC STRONG, which is now airing on Netflix. His award-winning gym, Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, is a Top-10 Gym in America and his 2 best-selling books, The WOW BOOK and The IMPACT Body Plan, have both changed thousands of people’s lives. If you would like to get motivated and inspired now, you can pick these books up at www.Amazon.com, or if you would like a signed copy, please purchase at www.ToddDurkin.com/

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