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Why It's Important For All Youth Coaches To Keep Practice Fun

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Brad Frost is the Head Coach for the University of Minnesota Women's Ice Hockey (@GopherWHockey) team. The Bethel University graduate has guided the Gophers to four NCAA national championships, six NCAA Frozen Four appearances, five WCHA regular season titles and three WCHA Final Face-Off championships. Frost concluded the 2015-16 season with a career record of 293-45-22 (.844) and has not had a team finish lower than second in the WCHA.

In this video, Frost emphasizes how important it is for youth sports coaches to make practices fun. Younger kids will not be encouraged to continue to show up for practices if they are not enjoying them. Incorporating games and fun challenges is a great way to increase the skills of each kid while also keeping them interested in what they are doing. In every sport, there are far more practices than games, so youth coaches need to keep these practices entertaining in order to keep the interest of the kids.