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The Appropriate Sports Environment

As a coach of sports for youth participants, it is paramount that we create an environment that supports personal success that is associated with a variety of positive outcomes including increased effort and intrinsic motivation. Lockwood and Perlman (2008) suggest that coaches should ask the following questions in order to develop the appropriate sports environment:… Continue reading The Appropriate Sports Environment

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Educated Coaches Vision for 2015

A positive sports environment established for all athletes. How can this actually happen? This can happen by caring individuals having a better understanding about why athletes participate in sports.  A Michigan State University study reported that athletes participate in sports for the top 5 reasons: To have fun. To do something I’m good at. To… Continue reading Educated Coaches Vision for 2015