All young athletes learn and respond differently to feedback and instruction, so be prepared to use different techniques with different players to get the best out of everyone, says Wake Forest head football coach Dave Clawson
Professional hockey goaltender Jenny Scrivens played many sports growing up, and gained a variety of incredibly important skills by doing so. And the talented netminder strongly encourages today’s young athletes to avoid specializing too soon.
Prolific goal scorer and winner of Olympic gold at the 2008 and 2004 Olympic Games, Lindsay Tarpley’s love of soccer was cultivated early on by caring parents who didn’t push, pressure or pile on unrealistic expectations.
Lavonte David, the Buccaneers’ All-Pro linebacker, had positive and encouraging coaches throughout his youth that influenced his life. Now one of the game’s best is making a major impact both on – and off – the field.
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