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Sigi Schmid: Coaching Insights

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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 episode, Jim talks with renowned soccer head coach Sigi Schmid. Beginning with his AYSO experience through college and professional coaching ranks, Schmid shares his incredible insights on coaching including handling the pressure to win, helping players improve, scouting players, and what lessons he’s learned throughout his coaching career. Here's where you'll find Sigi talking about featured topics:

  • Mistakes- 7:15
  • Parent/Coach Conflict- 30:45
  • Coaching Own Child- 33:00

Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18) is the founder and Executive Director 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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