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Eight Tips for Communicating with Adolescent Athletes Immediately after the Game: Win or Loss

By Larry Lauer
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Major Point: Eight ways parents can communicate with their adolescent children after games to enhance their relationship. Youth and high school sport has the opportunity to be a tremendous experience…

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Developing an Effective Team Culture

By Ryan Hedstrom
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One of the most important jobs as a coach is to develop and foster a team culture. This culture, or identity, is really the foundation of all effective teams. As a coach this culture is your vision or…

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Reducing Anxiety in the Competitive Environment

By Vikki Krane
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It is the last match of your regular season. If your team wins, they will advance to the championship game. All season the team has been improving steadily and the last few games the team has played…

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Encouraging Good Sport Conduct in Athletes

By Jennifer J. Waldron
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Parents often enroll their child in a sport program to build the child’s character. Sport participation by itself, however, does not develop character in athletes. Just like any physical skill,…

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Tips for Including Athletes with Disabilities

By Aaron Moffett
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Johnny is 13 years old and wants to join your swim team. He has been a recreational swimmer for a couple of years but never really competed. Johnny also has an above knee amputation and cannot wear…

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The Good Coach: From Beginner to Expert

By Kristen Dieffenbach
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We live in a culture of now. More and more things are available at our fingertips instantly. We often expect amazing results after just a few weeks of effort. This quest for quick upgrades is on par…

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