Discover how goal setting in sports can teach you life lessons and help you reach the next level as an athlete, coach or official in the articles below.
Colt McCoy: Coaching Athletes As Individuals
NFL quarterback Colt McCoy on the importance of coaches connecting with their athletes on an individual basis.
Flush And Park Mistakes With A Mistake Ritual
This article explains methods for moving past mistakes and focusing on the next needed action.
Flushing And Parking: The Short And Long Of Mistake Rituals
This article by PCA Trainer Roch King can help coaches, athletes and teams past their mistakes.
Maximize Effort By Rewarding Unsuccessful Effort
This excerpt from *The Power of Double-Goal Coaching* by Jim Thompson explains how to inspire more effort.
Improve Performance With Stretch Goals
This excerpt from *The Power of Double-Goal Coaching* by Jim Thompson explains how to use "stretch goals."
What Makes A Great Captain?
Lacrosse Coach Denise Wescott on characteristics of successful captains and how to stand out as a team leader.
Connect Deeply For Success
PCA Trainer Steve Henderson shares his approach to being an effective football coach.
Keeping Perspective in Youth Sports
Tips and warning signs from PCA National Partner USA Baseball on keeping perspective of youth sports.
Skill Development: Ask And Listen
Award winning coach Kyle McIntyre prioritizes skill development by asking what the kids want to learn.
Olympian Carrie Tollefson Advocates For "Training Your Brain"
2004 U.S. Olympic Distance Runner Carrie Tollefson on the importance of self-talk for an individual athlete.