Sample Script For ELM Tree Of Mastery
Coaches can use this script to introduce athletes to the concept of the ELM Tree of Mastery.
Basketball Practice Plan For Coaches Of Teenagers (Jr. NBA All-Star)
The goal of the All-Star level is to begin applying skills & team concepts more directly into game situations.
Winning is important, but it's more important to help kids learn life lessons because trophies collect dust.
Lavoi explores the lack of gender balance in the youth coaching ranks and why more mothers need to coach youth
Praising ineffective or absent effort is the same thing as telling kids "I don't expect you to improve."
How Coaches Can Learn Quickly When Put In A New Coaching Position
One of the things I’ve noticed that truly great coaches have in common is that they are insatiable learners.
Silence On The Sidelines Lets Kids Learn And Coaches Coach
PCA National Advisory Board Member Alexi Lalas describes his experience and findings as a sports parent.
Dan James: Effort Allows Athletes To Be Triumphant In Failure
In his time as a wheelchair tennis coach, James recounts a story of an athlete who was triumphant in failure.
What Happens When You Positively Reinforce The Way Kids Fail
Mental skills coach Graham Betchart on the power of positive reinforcement when athletes recover from mistakes
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"
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.
See How This Coach Uses A Mistake Ritual In A Game
A Mistake Ritual helps youth athletes to let go of their mistakes and stay ready for the next action.