Four Real Examples of Great Teamwork

Four Real Examples of Great Teamwork What does it really mean to be a good teammate? Few know the answer better than our TrueSport Ambassadors, who have all practiced teamwork on sport’s biggest stages. DeeDee Trotter – 4x400m relay, 2008 Summer Olympics After winning her first Olympic gold medal at the 2004 Olympics, DeeDee Trotter…

Teaching Teamwork Skills In Youth Sports

Teaching Teamwork Skills In Youth Sports By Emilee Bounds and Tim Baghurst Oklahoma State University The ability to function and collaborate within a team setting requires a multidimensional skill set that is beneficial at all stages of life. Therefore, teaching teamwork to young people can help them develop skills at an early age that they…

3 Don’ts Of Coaching Youth Athletes

Three Don’ts Of Coaching Youth Athletes By Roberta Kraus, Ph.D., President of the Center for Sports Psychology In the eyes of most parents and coaches, competing just for the love of the game is not reason enough to play sports. How long has it been since you asked your child after a game that you…

How To Set Goals With Youth Athletes

How To Set Goals With Youth Athletes Coaches and parents focus heavily on helping their athletes learn the skills for their sport. But often overlooked is teaching athletes just how they can reinforce and steadily improve these skills by setting SMART goals. Setting goals with your youth athlete is not only important in improving your…

The Parent’s Role As A Teammate

The Parent’s Role As A Teammate Signing up your young athlete for a team means they will soon become a teammate to others. As a parent, you will likely have many conversations with your child about cooperation, commitment, reliability, and the many other characteristics of a good teammate. But have you thought about the new…