Often Coaches Can Be A Second Father Or Mother
Kids often need a guiding force in their life, even outside of sports, and coaches can help provide that.
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."
What Happens When You Positively Reinforce The Way Kids Fail
Mental skills coach Graham Betchart on the power of positive reinforcement when athletes recover from mistakes
Oliver Luck: Be Tough Sometimes, But Not Everyday
Oliver Luck--NCAA exec, former NFLer and noted sports parent--on balancing "toughness" and positivity.
Neither Adults Nor Kids Like Being Berated For Mistakes
Former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck conveys the significance of positive coaching in youth sports.
Pat Fitzgerald: Sports Parents Seeking More Playing Time
When conversations with parents turn to playing time, he asks whether the parents have talked to their son.
The Indians Praise Process, And Parents Can, Too
The Cleveland Indians Manager of Youth Baseball Development emphasizes the "achievement of process."
Charlie Slagle: How To Help Kids Improve In Their Own Free Time
Charlie Slagle believes coaches should recommend skills for kids to practice on their own during free play.
How This Coach Helped His Athletes Overcome Negative Self-Talk
Kiha Pimental, former Stanford University Football Player, on how to encourage positive self talk.
Doc Rivers: Parents Should Let Coaches Coach
Past NBA Champion coach Doc Rivers explains his views on his role as a sports parent.