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Jul, 2019

Positive Coaching Alliance - July 2019



Biggest Joy of Sports Parenting Is Seeing Kids Have Fun, Win Or Lose

In this video, Burton says that the most important thing in sport is to have fun. In his role as a sports parent, seeing his kids have fun is the biggest joy of all. By emphasizing the experience that sports bring rather than the ending score, it makes being a young athlete easier because it puts less pressure on them to please others so they can play for the sake of play.

How Young Athletes Benefit From Constructive Feedback Later In Life

In this video, shot at PCA-New England's "Play On: Girls in the Game" event in 2016, Gevvie explains the benefits of a young athlete learning to accept and process constructive criticism. While it is clear at the beginning of the video that receiving criticism is not always enjoyable, Gevvie goes on to explain that being coachable as a young athlete can go a long way toward one's ability to thrive in school and other aspects of life.

Different Leadership Styles Within Teams Help All Players Become Their Best

In this video, Brandon draws from his experience with the Eagles to deine different forms of leadership: vocal/emotional (Brian Dawkins, Jeremiah Trotter); fun/humorous (Donovan McNabb; and spiritual (Chad Lewis). Brandon explains that all these different types of leadership are valuable, and none of them must necessarily come from a star player to be effective.

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