DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2017.08.004
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Mark Cogburn, Rita Horton, Shawn E. McNeil

Abstract: Coaching styles can have a profound impact on the psychological health of young athletes. Negative coaching styles may reinforce negative traits that encourage the development of so-called "hazardous attitudes" in players of youth sports. The effects of negative parenting behaviors are predictable, and when a youth coach imposes such behaviors onto the team atmosphere, the impact on the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individual players can be observed. Children coached in such a paradigm may feel unsafe…

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