For Coaches

As a coach, you understand that sport performances result from a combination of excellence in four important areas: technique, physical conditioning, tactics/strategies, and mental readiness. And when athletes and teams fall short in any one of these areas, their overall performance is likely to suffer. Some coaches, though, may be unsure what they can do to directly improve their athletes’ mental toughness or their team’s cohesion, confidence, and communication. Thus, we provide a wide range of FREE sport psychology resources that you can use to improve the mental training of your teams and athletes and help them develop the needed skills.

Coaching Youth Sports

One of the most challenging, yet rewarding, tasks a parent can take on is coaching a youth sport team. In this role, you have the opportunity to (a) create a positive environment where kids can develop a love of sport, (b) teach new skills that they can develop over time, (c) foster teamwork and friendships, and (d) instill a sense of fun associated with being physically active.

An Introduction for Coaches

As a Coach you it may prove beneficial to consider the following questions:
1. Have you ever been stressed by or had difficulty working with your athletes, their parents, or your administration?
2. Has your team ever not lived up to your expectations in terms of their ability to play well together and perform under pressure?

Sport Quotes

Quotes from famous athletes, coaches, professionals, and historical figures can serve as a source of inspiration. They can motivate you, help elevate performances, or illustrate an important point. Here we provide you with quotes that you may find useful and enjoyable.

Sport Psychology Performance Notes

In addition to the more comprehensive coverage of sport psychology topics offered in our newsletter, our Performance Notes provide specific suggestions for handling a wide range of issues that athletes and coaches may experience, including: coaching under pressure, handling athlete emotions, and choosing a sport psychologist, just to name a few.