class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" SPORTS FOR ALL: Coaches Are Teachers in Sports and Life
- Topic: Sports
- By Chuck Lyons
Some people have said coaches in sports are teachers in sports and in life.
A coach, regardless of what age level, can have a positive or negative influence on team members that include players, managers, stat crew and more. A local school district gave its coaches about $50 per year increase in pay and thought that was good. Even the union members in the same contract, who many make thousands more in comparison to coaches, were happy because they got more than a $1,000 a year raise.Coaches are teachers in sport. One coach said they were getting paid a few dollars an hour if you divided their stipend into hours put in coaching. Many coaches know their "job" includes not only teaching specific skills for that sport, it also reinforces the life skills the parents are teaching their children at home.Continue: SPORTS FOR ALL: Coaches Are Teachers in Sports and Life