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 Power Of Saying Thank You
Saying thank you is an underrated form of filling the emotional tanks of those around you who make you better.
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.
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
Why Do Girls Drop Out Of Sports At A Rate Six Times Higher Than Boys?
Listen to this podcast to see how gender stereotypes about coaching boys and girls can be detrimental.
The Importance Of Providing Education To Parents Who Volunteer As Coaches
AYSO expert explains how education and training for coaches helps players, coaches and organizations.
Coaches And Parents Seeing Through A Child’s Eyes
AYSO expert advises communicating with players in terms they understand, stories, and colorful pictures.
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
Rec Vs. Travel: It’s Not About A New Bumper Sticker For Your SUV
AYSO expert: choosing the level of play should depend on the player's readiness, not the parents' desires
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.