"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
— Margaret Mead, anthropologist, writer.
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." - Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, writer, speaker.
"Some men see things as they are and ask 'Why?' I dream things that never were and ask, 'Why not?'" Robert F. Kennedy, 1968.
PositiveSports.net, an online education resource for adults involved in youth sports.
The Institute for Sport Coaching, Acton, MA, with Chris Hickey, aims to develop and nurture professional, intercollegiate, interscholastic and youth sport coaches capable of preparing athletes for positive experiences in sport and teaching life skills necessary to be valued members of their communities.
The Ultimate Sports Parent, co-founded by award-winning parenting writer Lisa Cohn and Youth Sports Psychology expert Dr. Patrick Cohn, helps parents and coaches instill positive mental game skills in young athletes.
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Tao Sports. Internationally recognized Sports Psychology expert Dr. Jerry Lynch can coach you to realizing your full potential in athletics and life - no matter what age, sport, or level!
A Coach's Resource Center for Coaching Youth Basketball and Youth Sports
Sports Psychology Tools for Athletes from Mental Game Expert Dr. Patrick Cohn
Basketball and Volleyball Success Training Program with David Cross and others
TeamSportsLinks -- Dedicated to youth sports organizations, leagues, and teams
Y-Coach - Coaching drills, information and products for youth sports
Dr. Kevin L. Burke and Coach Dale Brown, Sport Psychology Library, Basketball
Dr. Gary Beale's Individualized Mental Strength Training; One-on-one, web-based training for the mental skills that help elevate your game.
Pursuing Victory With Honor, the CHARACTER COUNTS! national sportsmanship campaign, builds character in athletes by promoting the Six Pillars of Character—trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
You can find these books on the link below or by seeking the help of your local bookstore.
From the field of psychology:
Learned Optimism, Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
The Optimistic Child, Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
Authentic Happiness, Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
From the field of sport psychology:
Winning The Mental Way, Karlene Sugarman, MA
Self-Esteem, Third Edition, Matthew McKay, Ph.D., Patrick Fanning
Mind Game, Gary Mack with David Casstevens
Mastering Your Inner Game, David Kauss, Ph.D.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Robert S. Weinberg, Daniel Gould
Coaches Guide To Sport Psychology, Rainer Martens
Handbook of Research on Sport Psychology, Edited Robert Singer, Milledge Murphey, L. Keith Tennant (large research book meant for psychiatrists and psychologists)
Search for These Books on Amazon.com