Positive Coaching Alliance: Brian McBride’s advice to youth sports coaches

Positive Coaching Alliance: Brian McBride’s advice to youth sports coaches

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.

Brian McBride, long-time USMNT player and captain, explains the impact coaches have on their athletes. He offers coaches perspective on the experience and feelings they had growing up and playing sports themselves.

McBride describes how providing a child with a compliment and nurturing their talents are a unique gifts coaches can and should give continuously.

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