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Ways For Coaches To Make Kids Feel Like They Matter

Ways For Coaches To Make Kids Feel Like They Matter

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Oliver Luck is the NCAA's Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Prior to this position, Luck was the Athletic Director at West Virginia University. He was an NFL quarterback and is the father of Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback, Andrew Luck.

Appearin in this video via PCA's National Partnership with USA Football, Luck emphasizes the importance of coaches finding playing time for athletes and giving as many of them as possible the opportunity to feel like the focus of certain plays and strategies.

Those are the moments that can become the athlete's defining memory from the season and can have a large impact on the player. Luck adds that creating these positive moments and memories should be a standard for success as a youth coach.

Written by Mimi Fhima