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Apr, 2019

Positive Coaching Alliance - March 2019



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.

Julie Foudy On Creating Team Culture

Foudy helped create a culture of togetherness by reinforcing a competitive environment on the field. Every player worked hard, from starter to new member, and that was what drove the team to success. She urges other leaders and captains to make similar decisions, exercising their power to define their team culture..

Why Soccer Parents (And All Parents) Shouldn't Be That Sideline Coach

In this video, Davis makes it clear that the role of parents on the sideline is encouragement, not instructing. When parents are yelling from the sidelines at the players to change their on-field behavior, this is confusing for the kids, especially when this advice conflicts with what the coaches are saying. Plus, the yelling and noise from parents is distracting and makes it difficult for kids to focus on their play and their coach. Don't be a problem parent, heed this insight for appropriate sideline behavior and set parent expectations for behavior..

Alexi Lalas: Setting Goals

In this episode, Alexi Lalas talks about how he set goals for himself and how he stayed motivated to achieve both his goals and his team’s goals. Lalas is a former U.S. National Soccer team defenseman.

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