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Charlie Maher: How Coaches And Leaders Commit To The Entirety Of A Player

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Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives and other major sports figures who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes.

This 1-on-1 interview features Charlie Maher, a PCA National Board Member, and Sport Psychologist and Director of Psychological Services for the Cleveland Indians, a position that he has held since 1995. He also is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, at Rutgers University.

Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18), PCA Founder and CEO, talks to Maher about how coaches and other leaders can commit to developing the entirety of an athlete, beyond just physical capability. This includes encouraging athletes to fully engage before, during, and after a game. It also means that coaches must recognize that athletes face many challenges beyond those that occur in their sports, such as family and life events. With this holistic approach to leading athletes, coaches can have a greater impact on developing better people. Here's where you'll find Charlie talking about featured topics:

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