Sample Script For ELM Tree Of Mastery
Coaches can use this script to introduce athletes to the concept of the ELM Tree of Mastery.
Neither Adults Nor Kids Like Being Berated For Mistakes
Former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck conveys the significance of positive coaching in youth sports.
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
Team Dynamics And The Role Of Positive Team Culture In Sustained Success
University of Virginia Baseball Coach Brian O'Connor discusses how to build team culture and why that matters.
Teaching Athletes How "Relaxed Intensity" Improves Performance
Super-Bowl-Champion-turned-youth-sports-speed-training-coach on the importance of focus and relaxation.
During Conditioning Drills, Help Athletes Focus On Skills
Super-Bowl-Champion-turned-youth-sports-speed-training-coach on the perils of using running as punishment
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.
Pat Fitzgerald: Sports Parents Seeking More Playing Time
When conversations with parents turn to playing time, he asks whether the parents have talked to their son.
6 Life Lessons From The Cubs In The 2016 World Series
Here are six lessons that youth sports participants can take away from the Cubs’ 2016 World Series win.
Connection Is The Foundation Of The Indians Success
Carter Hawkins, Cleveland Indians Player Development exec, credits "connection" for the team’s success.
Use A Mistake Ritual: Let It Go! (Just Like The Song)
A mistake ritual can change an athletes perspective about trying new things, making mistakes, and improving.