WOC #13 Nicole LaVoi, Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport + MORE

WOC #13 Nicole LaVoi, Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport + MORE
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How to Explain Mental Training to Young Athletes

Mental Game Coaching For Young Athletes A sport parent asks: “My son has been in a slump with all his baseball activities that he cannot seem to shake. He cannot communicate to us what he needs to help him and we don’t want him to fail even more. How do we help him understand?” To answ.... More »

WOC #24 Tom Bates, Head of Performance Psychology and Culture for Aston Villa FC , It’s often not what we say in coaching, but what we do that teaches them the most + MORE

What would your team look like if you let them shape and drive the culture, and if you loved them first as people before you ever tried to be coach? Would they be more like the bad news bears instead of Barcelona? If you said the bad news bears, you are dead wrong. In this The post WOC #24 Tom Bates.... More »
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Parents: Give Your Kids Permission to Make Mistakes + MORE

Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes? Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot: A coach asks: “I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... More »

How Your Child Wants to Be Treated After Playing Sports

Do you know how your child wanted to be treated after playing sports? This post is an excerpt from my book 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents.  To get your copy or learn how you can give one to every parent on your child’s team, click here. Does your child know and believe...Read&.... More »
Author of Women in Sports Coaching, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the area of social and behavioral sciences in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota where she is also the Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and the co-founder of the
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