Training Continuum for Varsity Coaches • Youth Protection Training • Varsity Fast Start Training • This Is Scouting • Varsity Coach Leader Specific Training • Setting Out • Mountaintop Challenges • Pathways to Success • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
The Aims of Scouting • Character development • Citizenship training • Mental and physical fitness
What a Varsity Coach Must Be • A role model • A friend to young men • An example, wearing the uniform
What a Varsity Coach Must Know • Young men are the leaders • Team method • The skills to deliver the Scouting promise • The resources: training, literature
What a Varsity Coach Must Do • Give direction • Provide coaching • Support • Empower • Have fun
The Team Meeting • Warm-up (preopening) • Opening • Team business • Skills instruction • Closing • Wrap-up
Team Meetings and the Varsity Coach • Support and guide the team captains • The Varsity Coach’s Corner • Review plans for the next meeting
When it comes to working with members of your team, what are your greatest concerns?
Keys to Team Leadership • Be a good listener • Provide positive reinforcement • Match leadership styles to the needs of Varsity Scouts
Four Styles of Varsity Scout Leadership • Directing • Instructions to be followed here and now • Coaching • Dialogue; learning by doing • Supporting • Referring to resources; giving positive reinforcement • Delegating • Letting Varsity Scouts do it with minimal supervision
Sense of belonging Achievement and recognition Self-esteem Self-confidence Self-discipline Self-reliance Healthy interaction with others What Scouting Can Provide a Young Man
Team Leaders’ Meetings • Plan team’s program • Assess team’s progress • Address new ideas and concerns
Session One Summary • Role of a Varsity Coach • Team organization • Team meetings • Listening and styles of leadership • Team leaders’ meeting
You can deliver the promise of Scouting! What will your action plan be?