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The Importance Of A Caring Climate At The Youth And Pro Level

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

Through her research, Fry has found that creating a caring climate is good for athletes and coaches across every level. This caring climate means that it is one where players and coaches care for one another as people. She says that this has correlated to success from five-year-old tee-ball players to elite division one collegiate athletes. The caring environment is a great start to a successful program.