When we talk about decision-making with young athletes, it’s with the understanding that not every decision is going to be the right one.
Creating a space that encourages the development of an essential life skill like decision-making should be a top priority for the coaches of youth athletes.
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.
The coach-parent dynamic: research shows that kids learn more and perform better when coaches, parents, and athletes work together harmoniously.
Parents are concerned that kids are becoming less capable of thinking & acting for themselves. Here are five ways youth sports help foster confidence.
Young athletes are still kids. if taking more laps at the end of practice shouldn’t be used as punishment, what can be done to hold athletes accountable?
Ask the Expert: How to Talk to Young Athletes When Their Role Model Falls from Grace with Dr. Roberta Kraus, Ph.D. Elite athletes are a source of inspiration and adulation for many young athletes, and elite athletes generally have some great traits and habits for young people to emulate. They set ambitious goals, commit to…
6 Ways Youth Athletes Can Keep Each Other Accountable to the Team Like the power of setting goals and the importance of teamwork, accountability is another important value coaches help youth athletes develop. Teams that lack accountability rarely reach their potential and more often resemble a collection of individuals than an actual team. A group…