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How To Help Players Find The Balance Line Between Confidence And Arrogance

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Frankie Jones, a 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner, and his late brother co-founded Denver Kings (@denverkingsbb) in his Northeast Denver neighborhood as a means of teaching life skills through basketball. The organization now serves roughly 60 boys and girls from sixth grade into high school, hailing from the city and suburbs as far as a 90-minute drive. Teams comprising players of a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds play travel ball together in AAU tournaments and several sneaker-company-sponsored circuits.

On April 22, 2017, four national winners of PCA's Double-Goal Coach award—including Frankie Jones—took the stage at the 16th annual National Youth Sports Awards for a winners panel with FOX Sports' Steve Lavin. A Double-Goal Coach strives to win while teaching life lessons to youth in sports.

In this video, Frankie Jones explains that there is a balance line when it comes to confidence. Players on one side are very self-confident and their confidence escalates to pride. On the other side are players so humble that they may not believe in themselves. It is important for coaches to keep them on the balance line where they are not prideful but they still trust in their capabilities. Jones believes that once that balance is there, everything else will fall into place.

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To learn more about PCA's National Youth Sports Awards and Frankie Jones, click here: http://positivecoach.org/the-pca-blog/emotions-rise-at-youth-sports-awar...