Team sports

This video of Geno Auriemma, Head Women's Basketball Coach at the University of Connecticut, presents an interesting perspective for mentors of children and adolescentsto reflect on.

How we mentor and coach players matters.

Leading by example through alignment of our language, body and emotions is more important than any technical skill or strategy we share. 

Learning why playing as an individual in a team is counterintuitive to the sport, and a valuable life lesson to receive.

As coaches, and parents on the sideline, we can mentor in a way that promotes inner strength and resilience within players and forms a connected and compassionate team. Win or lose, this is a proven recipe for setting a team up for success.

Melissa Shadforth