Six Ways Youth Athletes Can Keep Each Other Accountable to the Team

Kids can be held accountable by coaches and parents, but in great sports teams athletes hold each other accountable. Here’s how it works in youth sports. Courtesy, our friends at TrueSport.

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How Coaches Build Cohesive Teams

From our friends at TrueSport: Boys and girls tend to value and prioritize relationships, competition, and hard work differently, which means coaches use different strategies to build a cohesive boys’ team compared to a cohesive girls’ team. Sport Psychologist Roberta Kraus, Ph.D., explains these differences to help parents and coaches better understand what they’re seeing and hearing during practices and games. Read Article

Should Kids Set New Year’s Resolutions?

Food for thought from our friends at TrueSport. Adults don’t have a great track record of following through with New Year’s Resolutions, so should we encourage kids to do it? You might be surprised.

Year-End Reflection: Why Kids Benefit From Reviewing the Past 12 Months

Self-reflection is a valuable skill that promotes brain development in young kids and teens. Learn how to lead your kids through this important exercise. From Leslie Rutberg and our friends at TrueSport.

Age based guide to goal setting

Goal setting changes as kids mature in age and experience. Roberta Kraus, Ph.D. has important advice about how to help all kids set and achieve their goals. Brought to you by our friends at TrueSport.

How to Create Youth Sports Goals That Get Results

Goal setting is a learned skill, and it’s up to parents and coaches to help youth athletes set appropriate and effective goals that get results. Our friends at TrueSport have some great tips to share.

Dealing with Disrespectful Parents and Fans in The Stands

Disrespectful parents and fans can create a negative youth sports experience for kids. Here’s what you can do to help make the stands a happier place. Here’s how to do it from our friends at TrueSport.