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Written on February 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm
by Eric Cressey (Nationally recognized performance expert and trainer to numerous MLB players)
It’s a challenging time to be a parent. The fact that I’m not even a parent and I know that speaks volumes.
You see, at the end of my own personal youth athletics career, I went directly to a career in coaching young athletes – and I’ve been there for over a decade now. To give you a little idea of how times have changed since I was a high school athlete:
written by: Horizon Coach, Steve Mukensnabl
1) Provide “structure”
Structure is not organization. Structure is expectation or rules that exist as part of your training and interactions between coaches, athletes and parents that will be in place no matter where you drill, practice or play. It is the “how” to train, not the “what” to train.
Why: Structure creates focus, consistency, and efficiency and increases confidence, self-esteem and team unity. Kids thrive in a structured environment that has clearly defined boundaries and expectations. Coaches can more effectively teach skills, execute and modify drills and increase productive training time.
Steve Mukensnabl – Horizon Coach
This is written from a coaching perspective but can be applied just as easily when dealing with your kids during daily activities.
“Praise Less for More Success.” That’s a provocative statement. I can almost hear the gasping of the child psychologists and therapist types in the background as I write this. Bear with me though and maybe that statement will make more sense.
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