Here are a five common mistakes that coaches make when trying to cultivate grit in their youth sports athletes.
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.
Sports are the perfect chance to teach team-based grit, which can help youth athletes in sport and in their future careers.
How to Teach Young Athletes to Find Their Pace As you try to instill grit and perseverance in young athletes, you will likely be met with some resistance. Whether it’s a sport that your athlete doesn’t instantly excel at, a team where he or she doesn’t quite fit in, or teammates who are finding more…
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.
Competing for both individual glory & team success can place a high premium on accountability. How can you help your athletes hold themselves accountable?
How to Teach Accountability In A Positive Way Running sprints for being late to practice. A “no-excuses allowed” policy. Giving equal amounts of critique to every player on the team. In terms of sports, being accountable is often thought of in punitive contexts like these. But accountability can be taught in ways that don’t involve…
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…
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 –…
The 3 Keys To Building An Accountable Team Former USA Volleyball National Team Member and TrueSport Advocate Candace Lee-Vering shares three big ways in which teammates being accountable to one another can turn a good team into a great one.
How DeeDee Trotter Never False-Started Again Olympic gold medalist and TrueSport Ambassador DeeDee Trotter shares the story of how she started to take accountability for her actions as an athlete…and never false-started in a race again!
What Being An Accountable Athlete Means Olympian and TrueSport Ambassador Elizabeth Beisel explains what being an accountable TrueSport athlete means for you, your teammates, and your coaches.