I coach youth wrestling and this year I’ve ran into my first trouble kid. He teases other kids, makes undermining comments about practice and clearly has a problem with authority. My initial reaction was to pull him aside and reprimand him for the behavior but I believe that might be an all to common problem at leading to the behavior now. I recently got my certification and I’m sure I’ll run into people down the road with similar problems. Not sure what to do any suggestions?
Thanks for the responses. Karin I completely agree with you and since the parents might be a factor in the behavior I am going to have to go with Susan’s suggestion of making the kid an assistant. It’ll hopefully motivate him and give him something to feel good about. I can have him take attendance or warm up the team. Thanks for your suggestions, they were helpful.