Why it is important to coach towards mastery rather than outcome

Increased performance. Increased self-efficacy and self-confidence. Greater resiliency in the face of setbacks or obstacles. Decreased anxiety.  What coach doesn't want to see these characteristics in their athletes?  But how exactly do they help facilitate them?  There is ample research and evidence that a focus on mastery will help athletes to experience these positive effective [...]

By |2018-09-30T11:21:22+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Coaching|0 Comments

Positive development in youth sport

A coach of youth sport plays a much larger role in the positive development of a child than just teaching him or her the skills necessary for the sport.  An estimated 45 million children in the United States participate in an organized program or team making it the most popular structured activity (Mahoney, Larson, Eccles & [...]

By |2018-09-30T11:31:13+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Coaching, Youth Sport|0 Comments