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.
Coaches Must Let Athletes Know That They Value Effort
Mindset author Carol Dweck explains why coaches should emphasize with athletes how much they value effort.
The Benefits Of Making A Million Mistakes
Former women's soccer player, Jenny Ruiz, talks about how making mistakes is important to mastering skills.
Why Player Retention Is The Mark Of A Good Coach
US Lacrosse blog post on helping players look forward to next year regardless of this season's record.