Positive Coaching Alliance: Coaches that think they know it all set a bad examples for athletes

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Positive Coaching Alliance: Coaches that think they know it all set a bad examples for athletes

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Development Zone of Positive Coaching Alliance. US Club Soccer is proud to welcome Positive Coaching Alliance to its members, specifically related to Players First. Positive Coaching Alliance is helping to advance the Players First pillars of Coaching EducationParent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.

As the director of mental training for Lucid Performance Incorporated, Graham Betchart has worked with many collegiate and professional athletes to help sharpen their mental skills. He has also worked extensively with elite basketball players, including the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft each of the last three years, the NBA Players Association and USA Basketball. His passion is to reach the maximum potential of every athlete he works with.

In this video, Betchart discusses how mental training will only effectively bring change if the person willingly wants to change. When athletes understand that performance is 80% mental, they begin to understand the focus and drive that is required to be successful. Betchart addresses how this is a mindset that coaches should adopt and lead by example.

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