Q&A Videos

How do I support an unhappy player?

The question this week comes from Michael via email;

“I’m new to the club and still getting to know the players. I have one U14 player who is unhappy and doesn’t appear to be getting along with team mates and it’s starting to affect training sessions. How would you handle this situation?”


Additional Resources

Ebook: Coaching Fundamentals: Six Steps to Creating Quality Youth Soccer Training Sessions Your Players Will Love.

PDP Magazine: Belonging – Reed Maltbie

Masterclass Discussion: Positive Psychology in Coaching – Lara Mossman

Research Review: The Role of the Coach in Facilitating Positive Youth Development – Professor William A. Harper

Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything

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