Ongoing work by researchers is revealing not only the real causes of burnout in youth athletes, but also how it can be avoided.
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.
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.
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.