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."
Helicopter, Snowplow, And Curling Parents Aren't Teaching Resilience
"Nobody is going to sweep the ice for you" when life gets challenging as an adult, Carol Dweck explains.
Top 10 Tips For Sports Parents
Carol Dweck, author of Mindset, offers these 10 tips for all sports parents to inspire and motivate their kid.
True Confidence Is Not Based In Results, Feelings Or External Rewards
Mental skills coach Graham Betchart says confidence based on external feedback is "shaky confidence."
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.
New Year's Resolutions for Youth And High School Athletes
In case you have not made (or kept!) any New Year’s Resolutions, we suggest some that will help you improve!
Making The Concept Of Perfection Useful, Not Harmful
One thing Jerry Lynch notices is how many parents want their kids to be perfect. Can this be harmful?
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
Helping Motivate Your Undersized Kid
Maybe the best way to encourage your kid is to help him cope with the long-term reality of being undersized.