inCourage Helps Improve Communication, Commitment & Leadership In Sports

inCourage Helps Improve Communication, Commitment & Leadership In Sports

inCourage provides original, engaging videos to help improve communication, commitment and leadership in sports. We’ve got easy solutions to frustrating challenges. Check out all the blog posts at https://teamblog.incourage.com/blog or choose specific topics below.

Is private instruction a good choice for your sport specialized child?

Some personal coaches are exceptional in every sense of the word, but some are toxic and untrained. Keeping the right perspective and setting realistic expectations are critical when choosing the right instruction. Follow these tips to find the person or group who will enhance — not destroy — your child’s love of a sport.

Read Full Blog: teamblog.incourage.com/…/this-time-its-personal-is-private-instruction-a-good-choice-for-your-sport-specialized-child

How to lead a positive coaching culture

Kids play sports to learn skills and have fun. It’s important for coaches and ADs to lead with a positive mindset because too many teams are permeated with negativity, driven by unhealthy attitudes toward competition and overrun with internal conflict. Your program’s and team’s culture is the expression of your shared values, attitudes, and goals.

Read Full Blog: https://teamblog.incourage.com/blog/your-positive-coaching-culture

Set yourself up for success with a preseason meeting plan

Preparing for the start of the fall sports season is exciting, hectic and demanding. It seems that no matter how well you plan, loose ends seem to occur every year. In addition to your administrative duties, welcoming your coaching staff and introducing hundreds of student athletes and their parents to your program is a major undertaking. Can we make this transition from summer break to the new school sports year, easier? We think so. Here’s how.

Read Full Blog: https://teamblog.incourage.com/blog/coaches-set-yourself-up-for-the-best-season-ever-with-a-winning-pre-season-meeting-plan

Help athletes combat overuse injuries

Overuse injuries are a growing concern with the increase in sports specialization. By encouraging sports sampling and meaningful periods of rest, parents and coaches can help keep our kids happy, healthy and in the game.

Read Full Blog: https://teamblog.incourage.com/blog/the-kids-are-not-alright.-when-sports-injuries-in-youth-threaten-their-future-sampling-can-help

Tips for coaches on working with parents in the new season

In an environment where little league fields have to post signs reminding the adults (not the kids) to keep their behavior in check, what does a healthy parent-coach relationship look like? And more urgently, how do AD’s and coaches work best with parents to build them?

Read Full Blog: https://teamblog.incourage.com/blog/parents-partners-not-problems-for-youth-sports-coaches

Early specialization in a single sport: Pros & Cons

Youth sports specialization is increasingly common as children compete for elite status at earlier and earlier ages. But does this single focus on one sport to the exclusion of others have the benefits parents and coaches assume? Research shows the opposite: a multi-sport approach before adolescence gives youth athletes substantial benefits in most situations.

Read Full Blog: https://teamblog.incourage.com/blog/myths-misconceptions-of-sport-specialization-benefits

Kick off the fall with a new way of thinking

By leading with a success mindset, your coaches can develop players with great attitudes and strong work ethics, better position their teams for a successful season and build a youth sports culture that is positive and focused throughout all seasons.

Read Full Blog: https://teamblog.incourage.com/blog/kick-off-next-season-with-a-new-way-of-thinking-for-coaches-and-athletes

Coaches & ADs: Use summer to recharge and get ready for fall

inCourage offers three strategies you can use to regain your sanity after a busy year and set your coaches and players up for real growth and development for the start of the school year.

Read Full Blog: https://teamblog.incourage.com/blog/use-the-quiet-of-summer-to-set-yourself-up-for-a-successful-fall-season

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