Taking responsibility for your actions is not always easy, but it's vital in earning respect from both others and yourself. Teach your athletes the importance of keeping accountable with these tips and stories from the experts.



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Decision-Making 101

Decision-Making 101 It’s well known that today’s teens are oriented towards ‘the now’ and tend to be more reactionary than judicious when it comes to decision-making. Scientists have discovered that a human brain reaches maximum size during the teenage years (ages 12 -14), yet development of the brain continues for approximately ten more years. What…

5 Ways to Support Youth Sports This Week

5 Ways to Support Youth Sports This Week In order to make youth sports a positive and enriching experience for all kids, it’s important to understand the challenges many families face in terms of participating in youth sports. This week we encourage families to consider 5 components of youth sports – one each day –…

Helping Athletes Stay Accountable

Helping Athletes Stay Accountable in Sport and Life By: John Godina Sports are a powerful metaphor for life. As coaches, we are often faced with delusional athletes who see themselves as more outstanding athletes than they actually are, envisioning big, bright futures for themselves as star athletes and rarely holding themselves accountable for their shortcomings.…

Why Coaches Should Invest In Themselves

Why Coaches Should Invest In Themselves For most athletes, their coach is one of the most influential people in their life. According to USADA’s What Sport Means in America survey, coaches rank as the number one positive influence on youth today among the respondents surveyed. At their best, coaches can help their players improve their…

On Being An Accountable Parent

The Importance of Accountable Sports Parents Youth sports parents play many different roles: former (or current) athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model, critic, and maybe most importantly, influencer. Studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport even more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical…


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