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PLAYER TO COACH RATIO
Try to reduce the player to coach ratio by getting parents to assist you if possible. For the younger players 3 or 4 players per coach is a good number, and with older kids try to have one coach for every 8 or 9 players. The better coach to player ratio you have, the better your players will learn. Also, this year's assistants are next year's coaches, so you'll be helping your club. Plus, your assistants will know a bit more than they would have if the become coaches.

I would add the suggestion to find assistants, as well, from the ranks of the U16 to U19 teams in the area. Particulary for girls, roll models they can relate to can make a world of difference. I am currently using 4 U17 girls to help with my U10 girls and everyone is benefitting greatly. The older girls are even saying that they are learning as much as the little ones since teaching a skill allows them to understand it better.

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