Tag: Coach Athlete Relationship

The Mental Health Crisis

What defines a crisis? How about 1 in 2 high school students feeling hopelessness or sadness—or 1 in 4 experiencing suicidal thoughts.  That’s the latest national data from the CDC. Three years ago, it reported 1 in 3 students feeling hopelessness or sadness, and 1 in 6 having suicidal thoughts, which was up from about 1 in 9 ten years earlier. Anxiety, […]

Coach Athlete Relationship

One Coach’s Impact An old friend described a large celebration he attended for a former college coach, or simply “Coach.” Coach’s story and the event go something like this: Over his twelve years at the school, Coach wins both the league championship and national championship. He completely rebuilds the program. Suddenly and unexpectedly, he departs. He joins his wife, who […]

The Athlete’s Voice

Appreciating The Athlete’s Voice Picture yourself at the practice field, coaching. You’re leading an intensive cardio workout. Athletes sprint back and forth; quick bursts followed by longer ones. Faces show pain, determination, even fear. Others (most) are impassive. Some athletes shout, grunt, or urge each other on. After practice you catch a few people and ask how it went. You […]

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