There Is A Difference Between Honest Criticism And Negativity
Clark says that criticism doesn't always have to be negative in nature, but honest reflection is important.
Cavs Phil Handy's Speech About Effort, Not Winning, During NBA Finals
Watch this first hand account of Phil Handy looking back at his own legendary, passionate speech on effort.
Coaches Demonstrating A "Never Quit" Attitude For Players
Murphy ensures that her athletes understand how important it is to never quit, no matter the score of a game.
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."
Advice From Performance Psychologist: Be Where Your Feet Are
Mental skills coach Graham Betchart's "Be where your feet are" approach keeps athletes focused.
Tell Players What They Need To Hear, Not What They Want To Hear
Players think they know what's best,, but this college coach sheds light on how coaches can help kids improve.
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
The Indians Praise Process, And Parents Can, Too
The Cleveland Indians Manager of Youth Baseball Development emphasizes the "achievement of process."
Using Targeted Symbolic Rewards With Your Athletes
An excerpt from *The Power of Double-Goal Coaching* by Jim Thompson on how to honor players for their efforts.
George Karl: Emphasizing Positive Energy
Long-time NBA Coach George Karl on the balance between maintaining positive energy and the need to correct.