When athletes aren’t getting their fundamental need for connectedness met, their experiences become unfulfilling and their motivation suffers. Use these tips from a top mental skills coach to create a support system that delivers a positive impact.
Former North Carolina guard Shammond Williams learned many valuable lessons playing for Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith – lessons he shares that you can use to forge stronger connections with your young players.
Well-liked, respected and successful University of Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga infuses positive energy into every practice to get the most out of his team. Use his insights to be a positive influence on your players, too.
Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg says the quickest route to helping youngsters bust out of shooting slumps and play with confidence is if they know their coach believes in them. Do you have that connection with your team?
Three-time Super Bowl winner, who also flew 45 successful combat missions with the Air Force during the Gulf War, shares his insights on the importance of teaching today’s young athletes one of life’s most valuable qualities: character.
When adversity strikes during games young athletes often become easily frustrated. Use these tips from Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright to help keep your players’ confidence high and their focus dialed in.
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