We value youth sports for many reasons. However, at times, these benefits are muted when sport and play is influenced by overparenting.
One of a coach’s most important roles is teaching young athletes how to successfully get back in the game with a stronger team mindset.
Learn several ways parents, coaches, and athletes can help minimize the pressure and maximize performance by overcoming high expectations on a new team.
Parents and coach should help youth athletes design a system of incremental goals that break down their big goals into smaller, more gradual ones.
The coach-parent dynamic: research shows that kids learn more and perform better when coaches, parents, and athletes work together harmoniously.
As many coaches at all levels of sport know, athletes and teams can use gratitude to build stronger teams.
To help kids develop greater resilience, perseverance, and grit, it’s important to encourage young athletes to get back up after failure.
Here’s how coaches and parents can help strengthen an athlete’s growth mindset, so they can make the connection between hard work and improvement.
Here are five reasons why energy drinks are NOT the answer to get young athletes through those long days of school and practice.
Anyone who has played sports has probably experienced sport performance anxiety, but sports can be particularly stressful on the minds of youth athletes.