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The Power of Coaching: The Coach's Role

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What is the role of a coach? Seems obvious doesn't it? Wish it were that easy.

The Power of a Coach: Lessons Beyond the Scoreboard

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What's the most important thing a coach ever taught you? That's what we asked John Croyle.

The Power of a Coach: Which Coach Had the Greatest Influence on You?

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John Croyle discusses the coaches that had had the most influence on his life, as an athlete, a person, and a parent.


The Power of a Coach: The Parent's Role in Letting Go

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John Croyle discusses the parent's role in ensuring that a child is in the care of a coach with integrity, who really cares about the athletes in his or her cha


The Role of the Parent in Sports: Dealing with a Coach Who Doesn't Lead

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How do you deal with a coach who isn't a leader? John Croyle discusses the characteristics of a leader and the decisions parents face when a coach lacks leaders

The Role of the Parent in Sports: Winning and Losing

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The most important thing a parent can teach young athletes about winning and losing is that BOTH are equally positive if you use the opportunity to learn.


The Role of the Parent: How Do you Handle a Child Who Wants to Quit?

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How do you handle a child who wants to quit after the season begins? Why does it matter if your child quits? John Croyle gives advice on why it's so important

The Role of the Parent in Sports: What Do Young Athletes Get Out of Sports?

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What do you as a parent want your child to get out of playing sports? We know we want our kids to enjoy playing youth sports: the thrill of competition, the ph


Role of the Parent: Talking to Your Child After a Poor Performance

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What do you say to your young athlete after he or she hasn't played well during a game? John Croyle suggests an honest, yet positive, approach to talking with