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Effort, Learning, and Mistakes are Okay more

Athletes who only focus on the scoreboard might have a hard time staying motivated in the face of a tough opponent or when things are not going their way. That’s why Positive Coaching Alliance recommends coaching athletes to focus on a mastery approach, which leads to a task-orientation to success, helping athletes feel increments of success while developing skills for their sports and other aspects of life.

5 Tips for Removing Biases from Tryouts more

In reality, tryouts aren’t perfect. Youth players might not compete to their full potential at tryouts, evaluators might not be prepared and score each player appropriately, and not all drills might go well. But one thing teams can control is how they remove biases from youth sports tryouts. These tips can help make the tryouts process fair.

Double-Goal Coach Job Description more

At Positive Coaching Alliance, we believe these standards are reflected not just on the scoreboard. While winning is important, it is more important that coaches teach life lessons through sports. We consider a coach that focuses on both of these outcomes to be a Double-Goal Coach®. To learn more about these Double-Goal Coach methods, check out this job description. This tool can set new standards for your organization or team, and can help improve the experience for athletes.

Working with Assistant Coaches Effectively more

Forge your assistant coaches into a cohesive leadership team, and you will accomplish much more. And you will address a huge problem with youth sports practices – too many kids standing around. Here are three ways to delegate to assistant coaches.

Coaching Your Own Child more

Historically, young people have apprenticed with their parents’ business. Today, there is little opportunity for this, but coaching your own child can be a wonderful experience in working together. Many parents and children look back on their times together on a sports team as some of the best moments of their lives. Here are some tips for making that shared experience a positive one.

Making Parents An Asset By Avoiding Parent/Coach Conflict more

Some coaches only want to coach kids, not deal with unruly or unreasonable parents. But kids bring parents with them. Here’s how to make parents an asset to your team by setting clear expectations and avoiding problem parents.