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May, 2019

Positive Coaching Alliance - April 2019

The "Parent Ball": Make Lasting Memories And Teach Life Lessons

At the beginning of the season, Coach Lord has each of his players, in jersey number order, take home what he calls "the parent ball." The player takes the ball home to share in a game of toss with his/her parent, sibling, guardian or mentor and they each sign the ball before passing it along to the next player on the roster.

Sample Script For ELM Tree Of Mastery

There are two ways to win and feel successful in sports. The way we typically think of winning, Scoreboard Winning, means that we have outscored our opponent. The other way to win and feel successful is to take a Mastery Approach. This type of winner focuses on effort, learning, and recovering from mistakes. Being a mastery winner is more important, more satisfying and should be the end goal. Positive Coaching Alliance uses an acronym, ELM (Effort, Learning, Mistakes are OK), to keep coaches, athletes and parents mindful of a Mastery focus.

Mike Brey On How Coaches Can Correct Athletes' Bad Body Language

Mike emphasizes here how attuned he is to players' body language. Bad body language can be "cancerous." So he learns to read his players' body language early, to the point where he can tell at the start of practice what kid of day they've had. One technique he uses to correct bad body language is showing video to players so they can see themselves sending negative messages to teammates or even themselves.

Brandi Chastain: Becoming The Kind Of Player You Want To Be

In this episode, Jim talks with World Cup and Olympic Champion soccer player Brandi Chastain, who talks about how athletes deal with transition, bouncing back from injury, truly inspiring coaching, and her favorite memories from the US National Team and the Women’s World Cup.

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