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."
Helicopter, Snowplow, And Curling Parents Aren't Teaching Resilience
"Nobody is going to sweep the ice for you" when life gets challenging as an adult, Carol Dweck explains.
Kids Always Answer That They Want To Hear Nothing From Sideline Parents
O'Sullivan urges parents to ask their kids what will be most helpful for them during games rather than yelling
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.
Oliver Luck On What Matters Most For Him As A Sports Parent
Oliver Luck--NCAA exec, former NFLer and noted sports parent--on his sports parenting values.
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."