Athletes with an excuse mentality fear negative outcomes and make excuses. Here are four practical tips for combating the excuse mentality on your team.
Parents often look to youth sports to teach athletes the value of sticking with a task or job even when it gets difficult. Here’s how you can support your athlete’s commitment to a team.
Recognizing the consequences that come along with the overwhelming pressure parents put on coaches, here are practical ways coaches can manage expectations from team parents.
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.