Jason Dorland

Your Conditional Praise May Not Be Having the Impact You Intended!

THE CONTEXT: As some parents and coaches continue to rely on what I call “conditional praise” as a form of motivation, I hope they’re aware of […]

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Sometimes “Finding a Way to Win” Means Setting Goals Beyond Winning

THE CONTEXT: “Wait, what? Set a goal beyond winning? What other goal is there beyond winning? And, why would I set a goal other than the […]

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Building High Performance Means Celebrating Performance—Not Just Results

THE CONTEXT: In almost every instance young athletes learn that winning, not losing is the preferred outcome in competition. They learn it from their coaches, from […]

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Coaching is Questioning: Here Are My 3 Favourite…

THE CONTEXT: So much of what we think coaching is all about—instruction, is really only a small piece. True enough, communicating how to most effectively execute […]

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