By David Jacobson
Positive Coaching Alliance
See what techniques other professional and college sport coaches use to keep their players’ energy up during practice
Just as athletes make their greatest gains in physical strength by pushing through their perceived (and often self-imposed) limits, coaches and players learn great life lessons – gaining mental and emotional strength – when they push through adverse practice conditions.
This adaptation also brings the team closer together and builds stronger bonds among players and between players and coaches.
In this monthly article series with youth sports experts, Positive Coaching Alliance, we’ll dive into:
- What some prominent college and pro coaches do in practices
- How letting players officiate during scrimmage helps them honor the game
- What you can do to advance team social, emotional and communication skills
Read more and see what NBA coach Doc Rivers does to keep practice fresh >>
The Liberty Mutual Responsible SportsTM program supports volunteer youth sports coaches and parents who help our children succeed both on and off the field. We offer many youth sports resources including $2,500 community grants, instructional videos, weekly tips, peer and expert advice, and coursework for those interested in improving the youth sports experience for all involved.
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