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Understanding Trauma’s Impact on Behavior

Positive Coaching Alliance and Coaching Corps are joining forces to become a powerhouse organization dedicated to optimizing the positive impact of youth sports on kids. Research shows that a positive youth sports experience teaches teamwork, develops leadership skills, creates opportunities for increased diversity, equity, and inclusion and builds community. Our vision is to build a world where every child benefits from a positive youth sports experience with a coach who inspires them to become the best version of themselves.

Developing an understanding of trauma and the effects it can have on your players behavior can help better connect you to their experience and perspective. In this resource, originally produced by Coaching Corps, learn about the effects of toxic stress, how it could show up at your practice, and what strategies you can use to support your players who have experienced trauma.