Sample Script For ELM Tree Of Mastery
Coaches can use this script to introduce athletes to the concept of the ELM Tree of Mastery.
More Complex Coaching Can Mean More Mistakes
As basketball is such a mistake-prone game, Lakers Coach Jesse Mermuys argues that for coaches, "less is more"
PCA Advisory Board Member Marcia McDermott shares the strategies she uses to help athletes learn leadership.
AYSO expert: choosing the level of play should depend on the player's readiness, not the parents' desires
AYSO expert: Coaches should involve players' parents from the start and communicate clearly and consistently
Lead With A Positive To Help Players Overcome Mistakes
When athletes make mistakes, Mermuys chooses to lead with a positive before following up with a correction.
Mistake Ritual In Action
Watch a coach and his team use a mistake ritual in a real-life situation of the closing seconds of a game.
Coaching for Mastery: The ELM Tree Of Mastery Toolkit For Coaches
These six steps help coaches introduce a mastery approach, instead of focusing just on the scoreboard.
Mike Brey On Avoiding Overcoaching: Don't Coach Every Dribble
Don't stop to correct every mistake, says Notre Dame Men's Basketball Coach Mike Brey. Let practice flow.