Dr. Jean Côté, Director, School of Kinesiology, Queen’s University

Oct 01, 2018, 04:00 PM

“Confidence is very important for an Olympic athlete, and confidence is very important for a 10-year-old. But for a 10-year-old, as a coach, you’re probably going to be using different strategies to be building confidence.”

As director in the School of Kinesiology of Queen’s University, Dr. Jean Côté’s most recent work has examined the influence of different coach-athlete relationships on athletes’ outcomes. We talk with him about the theory of transformational leadership, transformational coaching as the ‘how’ of coaching, and the outcome of sport as a function of the Four C’s: Competence, Confidence, Connection, and Character.

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Books Recommended by Dr. Jean Côté

Coaching Better Every Season - Wade Gilbert

In Pursuit of Excellence - Terry Orlick

Changing the Game - John O’Sullivan

The Sports Genes - David Epstein

Table Of Contents

00:43 - Guest Intro

01:28 - Youth Sports Experience

06:50 - Transformational Model/ 4 Cs

11:25 - Examples of 4 Cs in Use

16:47 - 4 Is

26:09 - The Pressure To Win

29:43 - Top 3 Issues Effecting Youth Sports

39:00 - Developing Relationships With Players

46:43 - Book Recommendations

49:30 - #1 Tip to Help Coaches

52:54 - Ensuring Kids KEEP Loving the Game

56:41 - What's Next?