New to coaching? Browse our articles about first time sports coaching tips around topics such as handling player cuts, team motivation, working with assistant coaches, etc.
Adding Music to the Mix Increases Energy During Practice
Coaches at any level can use music at practice to keep spirits high no matter how tough the season gets.
Coaches Achieve Better Results Using Joy, Not Negativity
Lakers Coach Jesse Mermuys explains that players achieve more when they are enjoying themselves & having fun.
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.
Positive Coaching Definition: Empathy, Not Dictation
Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Coach Jesse Mermuys defines positive coaching as empathy, not as a dictatorship.
Every Player Is Different: Careful Use Of Nonverbal Negative Feedback
NBA Coach Jesse Mermuys says it's important that coaches be aware of any nonverbal communication they exude.
Understanding Your Players' Body Language
Rather than analyze body language by itself, this NBA coach makes an effort to understand players as a whole.
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.
6 Things For The Coach’s Off-Season Checklist
No matter how active you are during season, it’s important to make sure you're prepared for next season.
7 Ways Coaches Can Create An Inclusive Environment
Advice from PCA National Partner USA Baseball on how coaches can create an inclusive environment.
How Can Coaches Help Players Handle Bad Calls?
Find out how coaches can help players deal with a difficult, game-changing, erroneous call by the referee.