The Problem with People Pleasing in Sports Culture

Imagine this: an athlete is so focused on receiving praise and validation from their coaches that they never develop strong confidence, self-esteem, or motivation. This is one of many problems related to people-pleasing sports culture. Of course, there are many reasons why athletes fall into this red flag to begin with. Let’s start with human nature and power dynamics just to name a few. So, how can we work to shift the narrative in our sports teams and organizations? How can we effectively instill confidence in young athletes and steer them away from being dependent on compliments, fitting in with their teammates, and more? Listen to this episode to learn how to tackle people-pleasing head-on. Whether you’re a coach, parent, or athlete yourself, you’ll find this content practical and informative.

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