Monica Abbott, one of softball’s all-time greatest pitchers, fondly remembers playing for outstanding coaches throughout her youth who made an incredible difference in her life both on and off the field.
Young softball pitchers need to know that their coach has a plan for taking them where they want to go. Use these tips from Duke softball coach Marissa Young, a 3-time All-American pitcher, to make it happen.
Duke softball coach and former collegiate pitching great Marissa Young urges today's volunteer coaches to really get to know what makes their players tick in order to connect, motivate and build truly cohesive teams.
Former college standout and current coach at Southern Connecticut State dishes out insight on forging relationships with players, building their confidence, and what he learned playing with Michael Jordan in the NBA.
When athletes aren’t getting their fundamental need for connectedness met, their experiences become unfulfilling and their motivation suffers. Use these tips from a top mental skills coach to create a support system that delivers a positive impact.
Former North Carolina guard Shammond Williams learned many valuable lessons playing for Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith – lessons he shares that you can use to forge stronger connections with your young players.
Well-liked, respected and successful University of Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga infuses positive energy into every practice to get the most out of his team. Use his insights to be a positive influence on your players, too.
Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg says the quickest route to helping youngsters bust out of shooting slumps and play with confidence is if they know their coach believes in them. Do you have that connection with your team?
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