True Confidence Is Not Based In Results, Feelings Or External Rewards
Mental skills coach Graham Betchart says confidence based on external feedback is "shaky confidence."
Advice From Performance Psychologist: Be Where Your Feet Are
Mental skills coach Graham Betchart's "Be where your feet are" approach keeps athletes focused.
Northwestern Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald on the value of respect for other coaches in college football.
According to Dave St. Peter, baseball is a game of failure, but that doesn't mean you can't learn to succeed.
PCA Advisory Board Member Marcia McDermott shares the strategies she uses to help athletes learn leadership.
The Great Irony: Focus On Process, Not Results, Gives You Better Results
Mental skills coach Graham Betchart explains the danger of focusing on results you can't control.
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 Positive Effects Of Fist-Bumps And High-Fives
Dacher Keltner describes a less common way to fill teammates emotional tanks- fist-bumps, high-fives and hugs.
Does Team Leadership Begin With Players Or The Coach?
Twins President says that a team needs more than just coach to act as a leader on and off the field to succeed
Tell Players What They Need To Hear, Not What They Want To Hear
Players think they know what's best,, but this college coach sheds light on how coaches can help kids improve.
Using The Growth Mindset To Become Self-Confident
Fostering a growth mindset - one in which we focus on effort and progress - leads to greater self-confidence.
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!