You are responsible for making sure that your child knows how to stand up for themselves when they are feeling disrespected within their sport.
Five strategies to help your athletes become upstanders instead of bystanders in those complex times when their decision-making skills are tested.
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.
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…