In this episode, I speak with Jill Kochanek about Mental Toughness. Join us as we tackle this topic by defining the term, debunking myths, and exploring strategies to help you maximize your coaching impact and help players develop in this area! After the interview, I also share 7 questions every leader should be asking themselves!
Bio information: Jill Kochanek is a doctoral student at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sport at Michigan State University. She is also a high school girls' and boys' soccer coach. As a coach-scholar, Jill is passionate about bridging the research-practice gap to make sport a more inclusive, empowering context. Her research and applied work centers on helping athletes and coaches take charge of their own developmental process and social progress. If you enjoyed this podcast, feel free to visit her youth sport coaching blog, bothandcoaching.blog, for posts that address other topics related to sport psychology and sociology and follow her on Twitter @bothandcoaching.
1. Engaging Sports is a great blog that provides critical perpsectives on issues in sport, including coaching and athlete development: https://thesocietypages.org/engagingsports/
2. A great TedTalk by winning UCLA Gynmanstics coach, Miss Val: https://www.ted.com/talks/valorie_kondos_field_why_winning_doesn_t_always_equal_success
3. MSU's sport coaching and leadership blog also has great posts for coaches on how to best support athlete holistic development: https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/sport-coaching-leadership/
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