"The scoreboard definition of a winner is an imperfect measure of performance, and it plays a huge part in demotivating young athletes. This definition involves three key elements: 1-results, 2-comparison with others, and 3-avoiding mistakes."
"Acting like a winner involves three things. It means 1-Giving your best effort every time, 2-Continuing to learn and improve, 3-Not letting mistakes (or fear of making a mistake) stop you."
"Coaches who emphasize mastery and de-emphasize the scoreboard can help their athletes in two ways: athletes will be less likely to "choke" in a pressure situation, and they will recover faster when their confidence is rocked by a bad performance or the emergence of a powerful new competitor."
--The Double-Goal Coach, by Jim Thompson. Forward by Phil Jackson.
Sample Draft Grid *- This is sample draft grid, indicating draft sequence picks and protected players. The draft follows down the first column, up the second column, down the third column, and so on. Names aleady filled in are protected players who occupy early round draft picks, so those coaches cannot draft until a round that they have an empty box in.
Sample Snack Schedule *- Coaches of the younger teams traditionally provide families with a snack schedule at the Shetland, Pinto, and Mustang levels.
Sample Team Roster Handout *- Every manager should provide his players with a team roster, so that they have a way to contact each other for carpooling, and to foster friendships.
Shetland Manager Info Handout *- This is a general handout that Shetland Managers can pass out to their parents at the beginning for the season. The commissioner may update and pass out to managers at the manager's meeting.
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