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5 Qualities That Ensure Success In Sports And Life

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Dr. Richard Lerner, a PCA National Advisory Board Member, is the Director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University. Lerner has more than 650 scholarly publications and is known for his research about the relations between adolescents and their peers, families, schools, and communities. His work often focuses on positive youth development and youth contributions to society.

In this video, Lerner urges coaches to focus on what makes someone successful in life, not just in sports. Reinforcing those qualities of success will lead to success in sports, while teaching life lessons. Here are the following 5 qualities Lerner suggests coaches focus on:

1) Diligence
2) Determination
3) Reliability
4) Cooperation
5) Teamwork