| Behavior Problems, (Part One) |
Handling discipline problems presents a distinct challenge for youth soccer coaches. Many coaches are inexperienced in dealing with discipline or even identifying real problems versus child's play. Many coaches mistake immature behavior, which would be appropriate for youngsters, for behavioral problems. Read Article
Don't Be Afraid to Coach!
By Brian Gotta
One of the most difficult jobs youth league administrators face each season is rounding up enough volunteers willing to coach. If you've never coached a youth sports team before, it is natural to feel trepidation and to figure someone else can do a better job. But here are a few reasons why even you should have the confidence to say, "I'll do it." Read Article
| | Get Psyched! How Mentally Strong Are You?
By Dr. Jim Taylor
Whenever I ask athletes how important mental preparation is, compared to physical and technical preparation, to achieving their competitive goals, everyone says either as or more important. But when I ask them how much time they devote to their mental preparation, they say, "little or no time." Read Article