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Jan, 2019

Positive Coaching Alliance - January 2019

How To Help When Your Child Fails In The Clutch

Among the greatest values sports can offer youth are lessons in resiliency and "grit." Too often, we parents try to protect our children from the very moments that can build these qualities.

How To Help ALL Your Athletes Become Leaders

In this video, McDermott shares how captains are picked at West Point and gives strategies for developing leadership skills and creating a culture of leadership for all athletes regardless of captaincy. In McDermott's experience, the team always picks the captains, not the coach. The reason she has faith in that process is because she provides leadership development for all her athletes along the way.

Why More Mothers Should Coach Youth Sports (article)

In order for the potential of youth sport to be realized for all children, Lavoi urges that "women must be seen in equal numbers in all youth sport roles, including the coach. "

Sports Are What I Do, They Are Not Who I Am

When athletes get to the top ranks of their sports, they often think that other people only think of them as an athlete. In this video, Wood talks about how even though she's been a top soccer player all her life, she knows that soccer is a big part of her life but doesn't characterize who she is.

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