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Oct, 2018

Positive Coaching Alliance - October 2018

Why Every Kid Needs Playing Time At The Youth Level No Matter What 

Brad Frost is the Head Coach for the University of Minnesota Women's Ice Hockey team. Frost says that every player on a youth sports team should get playing time in every game.

Children improve by playing, so the less skilled players need time competing in order to get better. Sometimes coaches get wrapped up in winning and forget the importance of playing the less skilled. This is a thought process that needs to be abandoned by coaches in order to have a program that truly puts the growth mindset to the forefront.

Coaches Need To Overcommunicate With Parents To Set Expectations (article)

Conrad Ray is a former Cardinal standout student-athlete and touring golf professional and is Stanford’s Knowles Family Director of Men’s Golf.

In this video, Ray talks about why he always sets the expectations with parents involving communication and performance early on. A coach should establish that the majority of his or her communication will be between him or her and the athlete.

Coaching Your Own Child (article)

This resource is from a case study in Jim Thompson’s book, The Power of Double-Goal Coaching.


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