There Is A Difference Between Honest Criticism And Negativity
Clark says that criticism doesn't always have to be negative in nature, but honest reflection is important.
When Coaches Check In With Players At Practice, It Makes Them Feel Valued
Touch points, according to Frost, are an invaluable method to make sure no player goes without attention.
Winning is important, but it's more important to help kids learn life lessons because trophies collect dust.
Lavoi explores the lack of gender balance in the youth coaching ranks and why more mothers need to coach youth
Praising ineffective or absent effort is the same thing as telling kids "I don't expect you to improve."
The Positive Effects Of Fist-Bumps And High-Fives
Dacher Keltner describes a less common way to fill teammates emotional tanks- fist-bumps, high-fives and hugs.
Hugh McCutcheon On Establishing Trust Within Teams
Hugh McCutcheon, two-time Olympic medalist volleyball coach, on how trust leads to player and team success
Princeton Volleyball Coach Sam Shweisky On Filling Emotional Tanks
Why fueling an athlete's emotional tank with compliments and positive reinforcement will benefit the team.
George Karl: Emphasizing Positive Energy
Long-time NBA Coach George Karl on the balance between maintaining positive energy and the need to correct.
Positive Charting-For Mentor Officials
Use this chart to help track the positive things your fellow officials are doing.
Positive Reinforcement: The Emotional Tank Toolkit For Coaches
Nine ways for coaches to fill emotional tanks and teach athletes to do the same with their teammates.
High School Sports Parents Filling Their Athletes' Emotional Tanks
Use this printout as a guide to balancing praise and criticism that helps your high school athletes thrive.
These techniques increase the chances that your child will respond favorably to criticism or correction.