Helping Athletes Stay Accountable

Helping Athletes Stay Accountable in Sport and Life By: John Godina Sports are a powerful metaphor for life. As coaches, we are often faced with delusional athletes who see themselves as more outstanding athletes than they actually are, envisioning big, bright futures for themselves as star athletes and rarely holding themselves accountable for their shortcomings.…

Why Coaches Should Invest In Themselves

Why Coaches Should Invest In Themselves For most athletes, their coach is one of the most influential people in their life. According to USADA’s What Sport Means in America survey, coaches rank as the number one positive influence on youth today among the respondents surveyed. At their best, coaches can help their players improve their…

On Being An Accountable Parent

The Importance of Accountable Sports Parents Youth sports parents play many different roles: former (or current) athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model, critic, and maybe most importantly, influencer. Studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport even more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical…