The Top 3 Reasons That Kids Have Fun In Sports
In this 1-on-1 podcast, sport scientist Amanda Visek shares the power of fun (or lack thereof) in youth sports
Coaches And Parents Seeing Through A Child’s Eyes
AYSO expert advises communicating with players in terms they understand, stories, and colorful pictures.
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
In this introductory guide, former coach Bud Boughton, shares ten culture-building steps for new coaches.
How Coaches And Leaders Can Best Involve Youth Sports Parents
AYSO expert: Coaches should involve players' parents from the start and communicate clearly and consistently
Oliver Luck: Be Tough Sometimes, But Not Everyday
Oliver Luck--NCAA exec, former NFLer and noted sports parent--on balancing "toughness" and positivity.
3 Must-Use Strategies For Coaches To Gain Support From Parents
Oliver Luck--NCAA exec, former NFLer and noted sports parent--on how parents can support athletes and coaches.
When Speaking To Young Kids In Sports, Crouch Down To Their Level
Oliver Luck--NCAA exec, former NFLer and noted sports parent--on communicating with youth athletes.
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.
Neither Adults Nor Kids Like Being Berated For Mistakes
Former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck conveys the significance of positive coaching in youth sports.
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"
Understanding The Reasoning Behind Player Cuts As A Parent
Parents may not always understand why a coach cuts players, but the answer here could give some perspective.