Walz says he's learned from his college players what really works is always starting with encouragement. "A hug, not always drilling what they did wrong during the game," Walz says. "As a coach, I've learned, if want to get the most out of my players, saying something positive first before I critique them will always get their attention."All three coaches agree children should be encouraged to try as many sports or activities as they choose. It's never too late, if a child loves a sport and wants to work to get better. And, don't focus on a child's potential for earning an athletic scholarship or becoming a professional.