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Made to Play: Coaching

Ready or not, here we come.

By age 14, girls are dropping out of sports at twice the rate of boys. Positive role models and coaches like you can help us get moving and stay active for life. We need coaches who will let us compete—because guess what? We want to. When we’re playing on teams with boys, don’t call us all “guys”—we’re girls and proud of it. Tell us about female athletes we can look up to. Include us. Support us. Listen to us. Then stand back and watch how far we’ll go.

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Coaches in our Corner

For girls to be willing to try something new, we have to create environments that reward bravery, not perfection. - Nike’s Made to Play Coaching Girls Guide

Made to Play: Coaching

Coaches in our Corner

For girls to be willing to try something new, we have to create environments that reward bravery, not perfection. - Nike’s Made to Play Coaching Girls Guide

On your mark, we’re set.

Follow these six tips to be the best coach for us:

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Confidence

Not every kid is super athletic. Help us all go from “I can’t” to “I can.”

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Contribution

Find a way for all of us to participate.

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Celebration

We all need to know we’re doing a great job.

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Choice

Giving kids choices when you can gives us control over the experience.

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Clarity

More playing, less talking! Give us instructions in a clear and concise way.

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Connections

Get to know us by name on and off the field.

For more tips on how to coach kids in your community, check out howtocoachkids.org.

Put us in, Coach.

Yeah, “Coach” means you. Because everyone can coach us in some way.
Check out a few of Nike’s coaching partners.

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You In?

We double dare you to join us.
From new partner details to ideas to keep kids active at home, sign up for the latest from Made to Play.

You In?

We double dare you to join us.
From new partner details to ideas to keep kids active at home,
sign up for the latest from Made to Play.