High School JV Alternates Game ideas?

oncecoolcoachnowmom

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Love this!!!!!!! You definitely left a lasting positive impact on your athletes!

I can't take credit for any of these ideas, they were all the JV coach. If you re-read, I was speaking from the perspective of her having a small JV talent pool and suggesting things she did that may help. She put a lot of time into them (giving them opportunities to perform for small crowds, other sports, etc.) They were a feeder for my team. The point - you don't even know if you don't even let them try. It's literally JV.
 
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I can't take credit for any of these ideas, they were all the JV coach. If you re-read, I was speaking from the perspective of her talent pool. She put a lot of time into them (giving them opportunities to perform for small crowds, other sports, etc.) They were a feeder for my kids.

Gotcha! I still love it! Coaches teach so much more than a set of athletic skills. They can build self-esteem, confidence, be a source of encouragement, etc.
 
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Gotcha! I still love it! Coaches teach so much more than a set of athletic skills. They can build self-esteem, confidence, be a source of encouragement, etc.
I edited my post above to clarify but also added that this is literally JV. It's not UCA college nationals or even UCA HS JV nationals or NCA Daytona. What is harm in letting them try?
 
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I think the thing to ask yourself is what do you lose by allowing them to go out and try? They were put on the team, and they are at least attending practices and trying.

There is NO harm in allowing them to participate. If anything, it may motivate them. Putting them on a bench or leaving them out is doing nothing but making the situation worse. It's JV. It took me a long time to realize this as a coach, but I can promise you that especially on a JV team, NOBODY CARES. Nobody is losing their job over a team that is not coordinated. Parents are proud of their kids no matter what.

I have a kid currently on Varsity comp cheer that as a freshman I didn't think had any hope for progressing. She couldn't do anything-her feet could barely leave the ground in a toe touch. She is now a leader, has level jumps and is absolutely one of my favorite cheerleaders because we gave her the chance to work and improve and encouraged her. They will never get better if you shut them out-they will get better if you help and encourage them.
 

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