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Character Development Through Sports

4 Ways To Use Athletics To Promote SEL And Character Development
The author points out that youth coaches can design athletic experiences specifically to:
  • promote essential virtues like sportsmanship;
  • build skills like problem solving;
  • build the capacity of coaches; and
  • provide opportunities for athletes to use skills to give back.
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  "Unbelievable" Act Of Sportsmanship
This article gives an account of great sportsmanship displayed by the Central Washington female softball team... Read More
School Sports: RI's Jonathan Chua Praised For Rejecting Penalty With Team Trailing
Local Junior College student displaying good sportsmanship by rejecting an undeserving penalty even though his football team was trailing... Read More
  Teen Shows Amazing Sportsmanship Towards Grieving Opponent
Video about good sportsmanship in baseball... Read More
15 Lessons Kids Learn From Sports
Life lessons children can learn from playing sports... Read More
  Confidence Building
The writer provides a list of ways for coaches to build confidence in their youth athletes... Read More
A Life Of Service Is A Life Worth Swiping
Important driven message by the author for youth coaches to know that each of us have unique gifts, talents, personalities and have much to serve the world with... Read More
  Are ‘Participation Trophies’ Worthwhile?
This article emphasises that participation trophies are essential because they represent the hard work put into achieving it, even without winning. The author challenges readers to think about what matters to them beyond all the noise and clutter and striving for success the world throws at them, and think of a life worth living... Read More
Ban For Divers, Injury Fakers If Found Guilty On Video Replay
The implementation of a new rule which would ban players who deceive a football match official by faking injury or faking a penalty by another player... Read More
  Mental Toughness Can Be Taught
An interview with England rugby coach Eddie Jones on his thoughts about coaching. He defines mental toughness as being able to keep doing what you’re doing regardless of the situation... Read More
My Kids’ Youth Sports Experience Taught Me An Important Lesson In Kindness
This article exemplifies how we can translate the abstract values of sports and apply it to concrete actions in our everyday life. (Relevant to sports parents)... Read More
  iCoachKids - Developing Good Team Mates
Traditionally, TEAM stands for Together everyone achieves more. Dr Wade Gilbert shares a new acronym CREDIT which stands for cooperative, respectful, enthusiastic, disciplined, invested and trustworthy... Read More
The Difference Between Winning And Succeeding | John Wooden
Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom... Read More
  Body Language Matters – Geno Auriemma On Body Language And The Type Of Players He Recruits
Video on USA women's national basketball team coach, Geno Auriemmawe, who puts a huge premium on body language. If a player's body language is bad, they will never get in the game. Ever... Read More
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