Character-building is one of the most important aspects of youth sports and high school sports. Browse these resources to help parents and coaches develop character in kids through the life lessons in sports.
Chris Petersen: What Is Important To Coach In Youth Sports
Univ. of Washington Football Coach says youth coaches should teach how to compete and handle wins and losses.
Chris Petersen: Three Values For Coaches To Remember
The University of Washington Football Coach emphasizes player self-esteem and adding value to players' lives.
Shane Battier: Why Being A Triple-Impact Competitor Is Important
Past NBA and NCAA Champion Shane Battier on the importance of not just winning, but winning the right way
Keith Van Horn: The Value Of The Player-Coach Relationship
Coaching is much more than x's and o's. Some coaches must play a much more important role in a child's life.
Key Life-Lessons And Character-Development Aspects Of Youth Sports
Former NBA star Keith Van Horn explains the life lessons sports can teach and why those lessons are critical.
Shane Battier: Showing Officials Respect Even If You Don't Like A Call
Patience and humor were key to Shane Battier's approach to NBA officials if he disagreed with their calls.
Life Lessons: What High School Sports Can Teach On And Off The Field
Key life lessons available through high school sports are that life is a process and a work in progress.
Life Lessons And Character-Development: The Lasting Benefits Of Sports
High School Athletic Director Mike Gilleran on using sports for character-development.
Rick Davis On What Youth Athletes Get from Sports
A former pro athlete turned youth sports coach and administrator explains the benefits of youth sports.
Former Pro Baseball Player: Why Umpires Deserve Respect
Jake Wald advises players to be respectful to umpires because without them, you couldn't enjoy the game.