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86 Ways to say "Very Good"

Being a Little League coach is a rewarding enjoyable experience that can leave a lasting impression on players, parents and other coaches. One way to leave your mark is to interact with your team in a positive manner. In a booklet by Darrell J. Burnett, Ph.D., The Art of Being a Successful Youth League Manager-Coach (Baseball/Softball) he lays out 86 ways to say very good and compliment the players you are coaching. Please look over the list and see what works for you.

1. Good for you!

2. Superb.

3. You did that very well.

4. You’ve got it made.

5. Terrific!

6. That’s not bad!

7. Couldn’t have done it better myself.

8. Marvelous!

9. You’re doing fine.

10. You’re really improving.

11. You’re on track now!

12. Now you’ve figured it out.

13. Outstanding!

14. That’s coming along nicely.

15. I knew you could do it.

16. Good work.

17. You figured that out fast.

18. I think you’ve got it now.

19. I’m proud of the way you worked today.

20. Tremendous!

21. You certainly did well today.

22. Perfect!

23. Nice going.

24. You’ve got your brain in gear today.

25. Now you’ve go the hang of it.

26. WOW!

27. Wonderful!

28. You’re getting better every day.

29. You’re learning fast.

30. You make it look too easy.

31. That’s a good boy/girl.

32. That’s very much better.

33. Super!

34. You did a lot of work today!

35. Keep it up!

36. You’ve got this down pat.

37. Congratulations.

38. Exactly right!

39. Nice going.

40. Excellent!

41. Sensational!

42. You’re doing beautifully.

43. You’ve just about mastered that!

44. That’s really nice.

45. That’s the best ever.

46. That’s great!

47. Way to go!

48. That’s the way to do it!

49. That’s quite an improvement.

50. Good thinking.

51. You’re really going to town.

52. Keep up the good work.

53. That’s it!

54. That’s better.

55. You haven’t missed a thing.

56. Fantastic!

57. You outdid yourself today!

58. You’re doing a good job.

59. That’s the right way to do it.

60. That’s better.

61. Right on!

62. Well, look at you go!

63. That’s the best you’ve ever done.

64. That’s RIGHT!

65. You must have been practicing!

66. Great!

67. Keep on working it; you’re getting better.

68. You remembered!

69. That kind of work makes me very happy.

70. You’re really working hard today.

71. That’s what I call a fine job!

72. I knew you could do it!

73. I’m proud of you.

74. One more time and you’ll have it.

75. Fine!

76. That’s good.

77. Good job.

78. You really make this fun.

79. Good remembering.

80. Nothing can stop you now.

81. You are doing much better today.

82. Keep on trying.

83. You are really learning a lot.

84. You’ve just about got it.

85. I’ve never seen anyone do it better.

86. You are very good at that.

For more information about Darrell J. Burnett, Ph.D. visit his website www.djburnett.com