Coaches Achieve Better Results Using Joy, Not Negativity
Lakers Coach Jesse Mermuys explains that players achieve more when they are enjoying themselves & having fun.
Here's What Happens When Parents Remove Pressure From The Sidelines
If parents just enjoy watching their kid from the stands, their kid performs better and makes fewer mistakes.
Lead With A Positive To Help Players Overcome Mistakes
When athletes make mistakes, Mermuys chooses to lead with a positive before following up with a correction.
Positive Coaching Definition: Empathy, Not Dictation
Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Coach Jesse Mermuys defines positive coaching as empathy, not as a dictatorship.
Every Player Is Different: Careful Use Of Nonverbal Negative Feedback
NBA Coach Jesse Mermuys says it's important that coaches be aware of any nonverbal communication they exude.
Understanding Your Players' Body Language
Rather than analyze body language by itself, this NBA coach makes an effort to understand players as a whole.
When Coaches Communicate Effectively, Athletes Believe In The Message
When coaches collectively communicate the same message, it's more likely that athletes will embrace it.
Reward Extraordinary Feats, Not Ordinary
From the ultra-positive Fitzgerald: "I don't give guys stickers for doing what they're supposed to do."
Pat Fitzgerald: Sports Parents Seeking More Playing Time
When conversations with parents turn to playing time, he asks whether the parents have talked to their son.
The Playing Time Dilemma: Should Every Kid Play?
Joe Ehrmann challenges the idea that not every kid deserves playing time, urging coaches to consider the 'why'