Many youth soccer games are decided by penalty kicks, when it’s up to the goalie to come up with a big save. The New England Revolution’s Karl Spratt shares his secrets for helping your young goalies read the shooters, react and make those game-deciding saves during crunch time.
Helping young athletes develop confidence arms them with the ability to overcome mistakes quicker, experience lower levels of anxiety and perform better in pressure situations. Use these tips to cultivate confident, positive thinking athletes.
Dru Joyce, coach and author of Beyond Championships, talks about teaching teamwork, building relationships and making a difference in kids’ lives. Plus, what it was like coaching a youngster who has become one of the world’s most famous athletes.
University of Denver lacrosse coach Bill Tierney, winner of six NCAA championships and a U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, shares a great practice tip to raise your team’s defensive intensity and focus on this important part of the game.
All hitters go through slumps – so how prepared are you to help your players put an end to the frustration and get on base? Check out this unique drill, courtesy of Division I women’s softball coach Jen Fisher, to help your team rev up its production at the plate.
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