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One of these experts is Tina Syer (@tinasyer4), the former President at Positive Coaching Alliance. Syer played Division I field hockey at Stanford University, where she graduated with honors and was named an Academic All-America. Her coaching experience includes seasons at the high school, college and Olympic Development levels.
It is common for coaches to work with multiple teams, and you might find yourself feeling overlooked or under-coached at times by a distracted coach. If you’re feeling that your coach isn’t dedicating enough time to your team, Syer suggests here that you first reach out to your teammates and make sure it’s a shared opinion. If it’s a group consensus, it’s appropriate to sit down with the coach as a team and broach these concerns. Ask your coach specifics about how much time you can expect and recommendations for getting more coaching. This conversation may be the catalyst for a change in coaching behavior, or, at the very least, you’ll have answers about time expectations.