If your soccer patches for positive reinforcement team is looking for a fun way to encourage positive reinforcement for players, consider giving them soccer trading patches to reward good effort and performance. Players like to collect these and trade them with friends, and coaches find that this creates a fun, positive atmosphere at practice and games, helping keep kids engaged.
There are many ways to use these patches to reward good behavior, such as for attending practice, working hard at practice, hustling, trying out new moves, improving, showing teamwork or sportsmanship, and more. You can put the patches on a special “Player of the Week” T-shirt or Jersey, on a patch kit that has 24 of them (a great value) that you can order from SoccerHelp, on a “sandwich board” at practices so all the players can see their progress, on a team banner near each player’s name, on a 2-inch wide ribbon that can be cut and used as a key chain or a backpack tab, on a duffle bag or equipment bag, on a baseball cap, or in some other creative way.
The Power of Soccer Patches: Transforming Player Mindsets Through Positive Reinforcement
Some of the coaches at SoccerHelp have written up handouts that explain how they use these patches to motivate their players, and you can copy and paste them into your own documents if you want to adapt them for other sports, school, band, cheerleading or any other group of kids. For example, this handout has 23 different ideas for rewarding kids for everything from a Great Catch in Baseball to Attendance, Attitude Listening to the Coach, and a LOT more.…