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Athletes Seeking More Playing Time From A Coach Who Plays Favorites

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This video is brought to you by Vivo Girls Sports -- a digital media property and global online community for active girls and young women. Vivo Girls Sports developed an online video library from a network of highly respected sports experts to answer important questions from the community. Their mission is to keep girls healthy and playing sports.

One of these experts is Tina Syer (@tinasyer4), the former President at Positive Coaching Alliance. Syer played Division I field hockey at Stanford University, where she graduated with honors and was named an Academic All-America. Her coaching experience includes seasons at the high school, college and Olympic Development levels.

Athletes who feel their coach is playing favorites may have difficulty staying motivated. In this video, Syer recommends that athletes control what they can and stay focused on their own play. It can be tough to watch others get more playing time, but if a player needs to discuss playing with a coach, Syer suggests the conversation avoid player comparisons and instead focus on what the athlete can do to get more playing time.