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Life Lessons From The Playing Field

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Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18) is the Founder of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a non-profit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission of helping to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience.

In this article, Jim shares his 10 Life Lessons from the Playing Field that he has derived from his experience as a coach, parent and youth sports organization leader. These lessons can help all involved in youth and high school sports keep it a positive, character-building experience for kids. With a little reflection, you also can see how these lessons apply to other areas of life, such as family and career. Concepts such as looking at the big picture, permitting mistakes, and creating a team culture that fosters fair play all can contribute to success in sports and throughout all our lives.

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