Re: First Season As Youth Head Baseball Coach
I am only 23 and don't have coaching experience, but it wasn't that long ago I was playing in little league. The advice I have to give is make it fun as they have already said, but always be Energetic and Positive to the kids. If they screw up badly make them feel better and them teach them and make sure they learn from the mistake.
I think kids at these ages want to win. Now I agree with posters in that you don't do everything possible to win, and you make sure and get everyone plenty of playing time no matter how good or bad, and move them around to positions, but kids do also want to win. If one of the mediocre or far less talented kids wins a trophy, they will be ecstatic, and its priceless to see.
And don't allow other kids to be cocky, or talk down to other players, parents, or coaches. It seems rare today that you see humble youth.