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Doug Beal: Respect Your Opponent

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Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to have worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create this podcast and other powerful resources.

This podcast series features Positive Coaching Alliance staff interviewing prominent former athletes, coaches and general managers. Each episode, these influential stars share insights from their own sports careers. Listen in as they talk about filling emotional tanks, bouncing back from mistakes, staying motivated through long seasons to continually give 100% effort, and how they translated their sports experience to invaluable life lessons.

In this podcast, Syer talks with former Olympic Gold Medal winning coach and the current CEO of USA Volleyball Doug Beal. Doug emphasizes to younger players the importance of honoring and playing the game the right way. Doug also encourages parents to be as knowledgeable and active as they possibly in their child’s youth sports experience. Here's where you'll find Doug talking about featured topics:

  • Parent/Coach Conflict- 20:50
  • Mistakes- 18:10

Syer is the former President of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit 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. PCA served as the experts behind the Liberty Mutual Play Positive™ program.

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