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USMNT Coach Gregg Berhalter: What is Positive Coaching?

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Soccer fans and fans of good coaching were treated to a special Zoom conversation on March 4th, 2021 with U.S. Men’s National Team Coach Gregg Berhalter. Moderated by The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio, Coach Berhalter walked our audience through his process and guiding principles on creating an environment that positions his team for success.

What was exciting and clear to youth and high school coaches on the call, were that many of the principles Coach Berhalter implements with the U.S. Men’s National Team are applicable at the youth level and are discussed at PCA workshops: growth mindset, psychological safety, controlling the controllables, giving advice vs. asking questions, communicating clearly with specific details and building confidence.