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New Year's Resolutions for Youth And High School Athletes

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In case you have not made (or kept!) any New Year’s Resolutions, here are some suggestions that can help any youth or high school athlete grow as a Triple-Impact Competitor®, improving self, teammates and sport as a whole. Coaches, parents and athletes can print the PDF of these New Year’s Resolutions, using the button near bottom of this page, and you can share the Resolutions in social media, using the buttons above.

Here is just a sampling of our suggestions, tied to each of the three major principles PCA teaches in its “Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor” workshop and online course:

Resolution to Improve Myself

I resolve…

… to master my sport by tending to the ELM Tree of Mastery, where ELM stands for Effort, Learning and Mistakes are OK.

Resolution to Improve My Teammates

I resolve…

…to Fill the Emotional Tanks of my teammates, because they have “emotional tanks” just as cars have gas tanks, and empty tanks can take us nowhere, but full tanks can take us anywhere.

Resolution to Improve My Sport

I resolve…

…to get to the ROOTS of a positive sports experience, where ROOTS stands for respecting Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and Self.

These principles and the additional ideas in our full article can help athletes make and keep New Year’s Resolutions.

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