Adding Music to the Mix Increases Energy During Practice
Coaches at any level can use music at practice to keep spirits high no matter how tough the season gets.
Coaches Achieve Better Results Using Joy, Not Negativity
Kings Coach Jesse Mermuys explains that players achieve more when they are enjoying themselves & having fun.
Positive Coaching Definition: Empathy, Not Dictation
Kings Assistant Coach Jesse Mermuys defines positive coaching as empathy, not as a dictatorship.
Every Player Is Different: Careful Use Of Nonverbal Negative Feedback
NBA Coach Jesse Mermuys says it's important that coaches be aware of any nonverbal communication they exude.
Understanding Your Players' Body Language
Rather than analyze body language by itself, this NBA coach makes an effort to understand players as a whole.
Reward Extraordinary Feats, Not Ordinary
From the ultra-positive Fitzgerald: "I don't give guys stickers for doing what they're supposed to do."
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.
"What's In It For Me?": Positive Coaching Pays Back Tenfold
A coaching legend describes the long-term payoff of positive coaching and how it helps players develop.
The Indians Don't Forget Fun (And Neither Should You!)
Indians GM shares insights on how to use fun and GRIT, which both contribute to the team’s World Series run.
Billie Jean King's Message To Coaches
Legendary tennis star and social pioneer Billie Jean King on the most important things coaches can offer kids.