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
Don't Underestimate How Team Culture Sets The Tone
Boston College Hockey Coach Jerry York describes the everyday role of team culture and how it helps his team.
Brad Frost: Learn, Even After You Think You Know It All
A D1 Hockey Coach explains that it's what you learn after you know it all that makes the biggest difference.
Maximize Effort By Rewarding Unsuccessful Effort
This excerpt from *The Power of Double-Goal Coaching* by Jim Thompson explains how to inspire more effort.
Telling Kids They're Talented Harms Them
Mindset author Carol Dweck explains why parents should talk about the process of sports, instead of talent.
Focusing On Mastery vs. Winning
Former pro soccer player and current high school coach on leaving the pitch with head held high - win or lose.