A Unique Approach To Pep Talks
This excerpt from PCA Founder Jim Thompson's book, Shooting in the Dark, has great ideas for coaches.
Helping Youth Recognize Positive Traits And Behaviors Within Themselves
"You're-the-kind-of-person-who..." statements help youth identify their strengths.
Helping A Player Maintain Effort
Advice on how you can maintain a player's motivation, in the face of a tough parent.
Coaches accustomed to yelling are more likely to yell even when the problem requires a different approach.
The Risks Of Paying Players
Focus on symbolic rewards, instead of monetary, to appreciate effort from your players.
Helping Athletes Find A Higher Gear
Expert advice on how to get the very best from your athletes.
Should My Son Quit Or Risk Loss Of Enjoyment And Confidence?
Making the All-Star team is a big deal, but finding out that you're not the star is a truth that can hurt.
How To Support Players While Speaking Honestly About Winning
Remove winning from the discussion to help your players perform to the best of their ability.
Maintaining Support For A Coach During A Losing Season
It can be tough to continue to support a coach during a losing season. Here are 6 tips on how.
What If Yelling Seems To Work?
I suggest you focus on what you and your fellow coaches are saying, rather than on the volume of your voices.