Sample Script For ELM Tree Of Mastery
Coaches can use this script to introduce athletes to the concept of the ELM Tree of Mastery.
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.
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."
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.
Next Play Speed: How Fast You Re-Focus Is More Important Than Results
Mental skills coach Graham Betchart uses the term "next-play speed" to emphasize quick recovery from mistakes.
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
The Right Mindset To Succeed In Baseball, The Game Of Failure
According to Dave St. Peter, baseball is a game of failure, but that doesn't mean you can't learn to succeed.
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.
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.
Brad Frost: Learn, Even After You Think You Know It All
A D1 Hockey Coach explains that it's what you learn after you know it all that makes the biggest difference.
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.