January 14, 2010 | Diane Johnson | Leave a comment If you love sports and you love kids then what would be greater than being a sports coach? There are a lot of benefits for yourself and others. You get to work with a variety of people and help children learn and improve their game. But here are five reasons parents should consider becoming a coach. 1. Stems Growth If you want self-improvement then coaching is a great solution. You acquire new skills and knowledge that can help you both on and off the field. You can also learn patience. Plus coaches get to learn their strengths and weaknesses and see what brings out the best and worst in themselves and how to control that. 2. Teamwork By leading a team you get to work with others and help them develop or improve their existing skills and knowledge as well. Coaches help their teams learn sportsmanship and teamwork. They have to learn that everything isn't about them but about what will help the team. Which will also help them learn to share and become their best selves. 3. Self-Esteem Many kids may have self-esteem issues but sports can help them. They become a part of the team and realize that they are important, needed, and that they can be successful. Plus, it helps them with their social skills as well. Some kids thrive in certain situations and sports may be that for certain kids. And while you want kids to do well in school, sports can help a childs self-esteem grow because they excel at it. 4. Learn More You may be an avid player of the game but you may not know it as well as you think. If you're trying to teach a sport you have to know the rules and how to do it yourself before you can even start to instruct someone else in it, let alone children. With children it takes a long time to teach them something or for them to get it and actually do it. 5. Quality Time Many coaches start out coaching because they want to be more involved in their child's life. But many grow to love working with not only their children but also kids in that age group. They get to work and share different experiences like winning or losing games; along with practicing, playing games, and supporting each other. Parents and children can experience and enjoy doing the same thing. Coaching is something where you may be donating time and effort but you receive something back. Coaches are not only improving their skills and knowledge but also their players. Plus they get to do so much more which is why individuals should seriously consider these top five reasons to become a coach.