Brown University's Kia McNeill: Every Player Has Value
Here in the PCA/Maddie Potts Coaching Symposium, Brown's Kia McNeill shares her thoughts on four key topics.
Don't Let Disagreements Fester Between Coaches
Tom Herman explains that being transparent allows him to communicate effectively with his coaches.
Now seven months in, we’ve learned a few things about the pandemic’s wider impact on youth & HS sports.
Coaches can get involved in leadership in a different way by talking about character-building and identity.
Activity from PCA trusted resource RISE to examine how athletes use sports as an agent social change.
The "Parent Ball": Make Lasting Memories And Teach Life Lessons
The "Parent Ball" can be used to make memories with your kid and at times, reinforce key teachable moments.
Athletic Directors Can Make Parents A Positive Instead Of A Problem
Steve Kryger on ways coaches can include parents in the process while also setting boundaries.
How Athletic Directors Can Encourage Coaches To Empower Parents
Paul Snow talks about the importance for coaches and parents to establish a positive relationship.
Positive Coaching Takes Work, But It Makes My Job Easier
Jack Clark talks about how coaching positively can be challenging, but is necessary.
How To Handle The Pouting Athlete With Attitude Problems
Work with the player to set up clear, consistent, and simple expectations for positive things he can do.
Parents Shouldn't Be Involved In Playing Time Discussions
AD Steve Kryger says that playing time discussions should be between the player and a coach, not the AD.
Communicate Expectations With Everyone Who Touches Your Program
Everyone needs to be communicated with, from parents to players, says Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald.
Why A Positive Culture Matters When Coaches Come And Go
Assess the current culture as if you were a brand new family entering the program for the first time.