Category Archives: LAUD TRUST NOT EMOTION ABUSE

PSYCHOLOGICAL (EMOTIONAL) CHILD ATHLETE ABUSE

“This study investigates the prevalence of emotional abuse of elite child athletes by their coaches in the UK. Previous research has focused primarily on the parent–child relationship, with little attention given to date on the sports environment. 12 “Participants were reflecting on experiences from about 10 years previously, so their responses represented the residual impact […]

NEGATIVE YELLING AND SCREAMING TO ATHLETES IMPAIRS ATHLETE SELF-CONFIDENCE AND PERFORMANCE

The Short version: It makes sense that Athletes should participate in sports out of love for the game, not fear of the Coach. And it makes sense that Coaches must yell-out instructions, plays and corrections during loud, noisy practice and games. Now follows the Buts and Howevers: • Practice is one thing, but the game […]