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.
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
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."
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"
Here's What Happens When Parents Remove Pressure From The Sidelines
If parents just enjoy watching their kid from the stands, their kid performs better and makes fewer mistakes.
Life Lessons From The Playing Field
PCA Founder and CEO Jim Thompson shares profound insights into the youth and high school sports experience.
How To Embrace The Role of a Second-Goal Parent®
Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Mike Nealy shares the value of teaching life lessons through sports.
This form is for coaches and administrators to share with parents, pledging positive fan behavior.
Life Lessons From Game-Time Mistakes
Focus on the big picture -- life lessons -- when helping your child past mistakes made in competition.
Supporting Your Children When They Make Mistakes
How to demonstrate unconditional support of your child while reinforcing a mastery approach to the sport.
The Importance Of Developing A Mistake Ritual
A mistake ritual helps athletes, coaches and parents move on to the most important play -- the next play!