Thu, 8 October 2015
WYC 058 – Youth Softball - Valeri Garcia- Growth Mindset
Today’s guest is Valeri Garcia. Coach Garcia is a Program Advisor at UC Davis’s Student Academic Success Center, where she conducts workshops based on Mindset, the book by Stanford University Psychology Professor and PCA National Advisory Board Member Carol Dweck, which emphasizes individual growth through effort, rather than reliance upon talent. Valeri was honored with the Positive Coaches Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award in 2013.
One huge idea I took from Valeri was in the 2nd quarter when she shares a unique way for you to be able to walk in the shoes of the kids you coach to understand how it feels to be taught by you. Another huge idea was also in the 2nd quarter when she shares 2 great games you can play with your kids to teach fundamentals and practice pressure situations at the same time. I hope you enjoy her insights and stories!