USA Hockey's Ken Martel was chosen as a panelist for the 2016 Project Play Summit in Washington, D.C. The mission: to reimagine youth sports in America — for the better. Here are five takeaways from the event.
(D) Developmental Athlete
As kids grow and mature, they pass through the same stages of development. However, they all do this at different rates. Here is a simplified outline of child development.
Q: How can I help my 12U player begin developing mental toughness?
A: Becoming a mentally tough athlete involves development of a whole package of mental skills. For the youth parent or coach, here's a simple exercise to begin developing this skill.