Parents should not only teach good decision-making habits and strategies, but also help their athletes feel confident about making tough decisions.
It’s challenge for parents & coaches to find a balance between helping athletes develop decision-making skills while also ensuring that they find success.
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.
Focus on the mental side of the game to help your multi-sport athlete as they struggle to keep all the balls in the air—literally and figuratively.
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.
The coach-parent dynamic: research shows that kids learn more and perform better when coaches, parents, and athletes work together harmoniously.