Culture Is Centered Around One Word: Compete
If players have competed to be better students, people, and players every day, they've had a good day.
There Is A Difference Between Honest Criticism And Negativity
Clark says that criticism doesn't always have to be negative in nature, but honest reflection is important.
Coaches And Parents Need Not Praise Effort When It's Not There
Praising ineffective or absent effort is the same thing as telling kids "I don't expect you to improve."
True Confidence Is Not Based In Results, Feelings Or External Rewards
Mental skills coach Graham Betchart says confidence based on external feedback is "shaky confidence."
New Year's Resolutions for Youth And High School Athletes
In case you have not made (or kept!) any New Year’s Resolutions, we suggest some that will help you improve!
Making The Concept Of Perfection Useful, Not Harmful
One thing Jerry Lynch notices is how many parents want their kids to be perfect. Can this be harmful?
Help Athletes Get To Know Themselves, And They Will Learn How To Learn
Super-Bowl-Champion-turned-youth-sports-speed-training-coach on helping athletes get to know themselves
Coaches Must Let Athletes Know That They Value Effort
Mindset author Carol Dweck explains why coaches should emphasize with athletes how much they value effort.
Cultivating A Teachable Spirit
Become a better athlete by cultivating a teachable spirit -- constantly look for ways to improve your skills.
PCA Presents: The Olympic Experience
Summer Sanders and Tony Granato highlight this Google+ Hangout with insights into their Olympic experiences.