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How Kids Can Tell If Their Coach Cares

Every athlete wants to play for a coach who cares. Not just cares about winning, but cares about them. Dr. Mary Fry, Director of the Sport and E...

The Weird Ritual Adam Thielen Uses to 'Flush' Bad Plays and Regain His Focus

It wasn't the start Adam Thielen envisioned. Just 42 seconds into the Minnesota Vikings' playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, the star rece...

The Pro Factory: How Ohio State's WR Room Churns Out Beasts

Ohio State's wide receiver room is a bonafide pro factory. Since 2015, eight Buckeye receivers have been drafted into the NFL. The pipeline like...

Volleyball Legend Kerri Walsh Jennings Urges Kids to Play Multiple Sports

Kerri Walsh Jennings has done it all in volleyball—often more than once. In high school she led her volleyball team to not one state title, but t...

Nominate Your Favorite Coach to Win the 10K Double-Goal Coach Award

Do you have a coach who's made an impact on your life? Positive Coaching Alliance will award 25 coaches across the country with their Double-Goal C...

'Catch Them Doing Something Right': How Coaches Can Be More Positive

Sports are black-and-white. You either drained the shot or you didn't. You either caught the ball or you didn't. You either won the game or you did...

5 Powerful Tips for Coaching Millennial Athletes

Nothing drives me more crazy than hearing adults despairingly utter the words, "kids have changed." I sure hope they have! The world has undergone ...

Coaching Kids? Use These 3 Tips to Connect With Them Better

Connecting with kids can be tough. Especially when it's been decades since you've been one. If you work with youth athletes in any role, understanding...

More 'Us,' Less 'Them': What Championship Teams Focus On

What do you want from your athletes on game day? The coaches we consult will often begin with broad concepts like "win" or "compete at a high level." ...

Soccer Legend Kristine Lilly on the Missing Ingredient in Youth Sports

Kristine Lilly is one of the greatest women's soccer players of all time. Her 352 career caps are the most of any player, man or women, in internat...

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