Coaches can be a driving force in developing leaders who will impact sport & communities, but leadership is more than simply choosing a captain of the team.
Effective leaders are made, not born. And they all start out by having strong coaches and parents as role-models, which our collection of expert videos and articles will help you become.
Here’s practical advice on how to launch a peer mentoring program at your school or on your team. When student-athletes act as mentors, everyone wins.
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.
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.
Becoming captain of a sports team can be a great leadership experience for young athletes, particularly when coaches work proactively to prepare them for success.
Young athletes are still kids. if taking more laps at the end of practice shouldn’t be used as punishment, what can be done to hold athletes accountable?
Ask the Expert: How to Talk to Young Athletes When Their Role Model Falls from Grace with Dr. Roberta Kraus, Ph.D. Elite athletes are a source of inspiration and adulation for many young athletes, and elite athletes generally have some great traits and habits for young people to emulate. They set ambitious goals, commit to…
How Youth Sports Can Lead to a Better Job Later in Life By TrueSport As parents, we all like to think we’re steering our children toward activities and opportunities that will help them lead happy, productive, and fulfilling lives. We encourage them to work hard, have integrity, take risks, show gratitude, be respectful, etc. But…
Why The Best Coaches And Leaders Are Fit By: Tim Baghurst, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Oklahoma State University When speaking to athletes and also to my own students, I often hear something similar to: “I once had a coach who made us run laps, even though it was obvious that he…
13 Ways To Develop Leadership Skills In Youth Athletes By Dr. Timothy Baghurst, Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance, Oklahoma State University Is leadership taught or is it something we’re born with? It’s a tough question, but it’s a little of both. There is no set “leadership” personality type, and leaders come in all…
The Many People That Help Create Great Leaders TrueSport Advocate and Olympic medalist in the steeplechase Emma Coburn knows that athletes don’t become great leaders on their own. Instead, they get help from many different types of people including their coaches, teammates, and even their competitors.
Why Leaders’ Actions Speak Louder Than Words TrueSport Ambassador and four-time Olympic medalist Peter Vanderkaay learned from his swimming coach that actions speak louder than words, and that above all else, the best leaders lead by example.
Step #1 To Becoming A Great Leader As one of only five athletes in Olympic history to win a medal at both the Summer and Winter Olympics, TrueSport Ambassador Lauryn Williams knows a thing or two about what it means to be a strong leader.