Positive Coaching Alliance: How to handle anxiety from tryouts

Positive Coaching Alliance: How to handle anxiety from tryouts

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.

Taylor Smith, a PCA Leadership Council member and marriage & family therapist, discusses the anxiety that can come from sports tryouts. He explains how youth athletes might express this anxiety through negative behavior quirks.

Smith also provides parents with advice on how to help their children handle this. He suggests multiple points to speak with the child about and ways to express empathy.

Read the entire article here.

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