Our poll: Nasty or nice coaching?

Travel deals

When it comes to a team, would you rather have a coach who is mean and tough on the players but you would win all the time, or would you rather have a coach who is nice but you never win?

We asked 100 kids in the fifth grade that question. Here are our results:

Mean and tough coach, but you win: 85

Nice coach, but you never win: 15

As you can see, most kids want to win. Kids in our age group like to play basketball, football and soccer. They would rather sacrifice more at practice to make themselves better and make the team better. This was for both boys and girls. Most kids agree they want a coach who knows the sport, but they also want one who is fair to the kids.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Newsday on social media

@Newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday