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.
New Year's Resolutions for Youth And High School Athletes
In case you have not made (or kept!) any New Year’s Resolutions, we suggest some that will help you improve!
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
Making The Concept Of Perfection Useful, Not Harmful
One thing Jerry Lynch notices is how many parents want their kids to be perfect. Can this be harmful?
Helping Motivate Your Undersized Kid
Maybe the best way to encourage your kid is to help him cope with the long-term reality of being undersized.
The Indians Praise Process, And Parents Can, Too
The Cleveland Indians Manager of Youth Baseball Development emphasizes the "achievement of process."
Telling Kids They're Talented Harms Them
Mindset author Carol Dweck explains why parents should talk about the process of sports, instead of talent.
Mike Nealy: How Losing Creates Teachable Moments For Youth Athletes
Sports executive, youth coach and parent explains how helping his son process a loss leads to life lessons.
Parent Tip: Praise Effort, Not Performance To Motivate Kids
Complimenting performance is less effective for motivation than praising specific effort.
Online Training Courses
The online courses offered by PCA are designed to help coaches, parents, athletes and officials win.
Supporting Your Children When They Make Mistakes
How to demonstrate unconditional support of your child while reinforcing a mastery approach to the sport.