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Mary Fry: Coaches Cultivating A Caring Climate For Their Athletes

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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 PCA National Advisory Board Member Mary Fry (@MaryFry10), a professor in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Kansas. She is the Director of the KU Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab and oversees the graduate program in the area.

Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18), PCA Founder, talks to Fry about a “caring climate.” Fry shares her research around this term, originally coined by her team. Kids who play in a “caring climate” show less depression, and have more fun. Parents, coaches and team leaders can learn from her example to improve the cultural standards of their youth sport organization to make sure kids are getting what they need.

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