Double-Goal Coach Job Description
A Double-Goal Coach strives to win, and more importantly, to teach life lessons through sports.
Share this letter with players' parents/guardians to establish expectations. También en español.
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
Sample Script For ELM Tree Of Mastery
Coaches can use this script to introduce athletes to the concept of the ELM Tree of Mastery.
How Coaches Can Reduce The Stress Levels Of Their Athletes
This PCA podcast features Candace Hogue, a doctoral candidate in Health Education & Psychology at Kansas.
You Won’t Win Every Time, Coaches.
Former NFL quarterback and notable sports parent Oliver Luck on setting reasonable expectations
Help Athletes Get To Know Themselves, And They Will Learn How To Learn
Super-Bowl-Champion-turned-youth-sports-speed-training-coach on helping athletes get to know themselves
Don't Underestimate How Team Culture Sets The Tone
Boston College Hockey Coach Jerry York describes the everyday role of team culture and how it helps his team.
The Indians Praise Process, And Parents Can, Too
The Cleveland Indians Manager of Youth Baseball Development emphasizes the "achievement of process."
Using Targeted Symbolic Rewards With Your Athletes
An excerpt from *The Power of Double-Goal Coaching* by Jim Thompson on how to honor players for their efforts.
Maximize Effort By Rewarding Unsuccessful Effort
This excerpt from *The Power of Double-Goal Coaching* by Jim Thompson explains how to inspire more effort.