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"The Importance of Psychology in Youth Sports Coaching"



Shari Young Kuchenbecker has a wide knowledge about coaching and youth sports due to her numerous studies as a research psychologist.

When you first hear a title like "sports psychologist," you may not totally understand what that means or how important that role is to athletics, particularly when young people are involved. Shari took some time during her interview to discuss the important of psychology in coaching youth sports.

Click on the play button below to learn:

• How important a job coaching youth sports truly is.

• How important it is to remember how powerful a coach's role is in his/her athletes' lives.

• About empathy and how important it is in becoming a successful coach.

• About the various roles each coach must play, and how to approach those different roles.