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Positive Coaching Alliance: Keep both success and failure in perspective

By US Club Soccer, 12/06/18, 2:00PM EST


Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Development Zone of Positive Coaching Alliance. US Club Soccer is proud to welcome Positive Coaching Alliance to its members, specifically related to Players First. Positive Coaching Alliance is helping to advance the Players First pillars of Coaching EducationParent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.

Gevvie Stone, an Olympic silver medalist in rowing, reflects on a quote that one of her former coaches always told her: “don’t let the highs get too high; don’t let the lows get too low.”

To her, this means that after a win, there is still something to get better at and learn from, or after a loss there is a need for understanding and skills to work on. She states that it is important for athletes to look at the big picture of a career, especially after a tough loss or day at practice.

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