Ep.23 | Emotional Toughness with Coach Andy

In this episode, Coach Andy and Eric discuss what it means to be emotionally tough in sports. The two breakdown how you can better handle criticism as a player, how to facilitate the development of a resilient athlete as a parent, and how to improve your communication as a coach.

Show Notes and Resources

The boys open with a brief talk on partying, drinking, and parenting conversations that must be had with teenage athletes trying to navigate the social space.

Coach Andy moves on to discuss Aaron Ekblad’s recent injury and how that might affect his play upon returning.

This leads to an in-depth conversation on what it means to be emotionally tough in sports. From dealing with injuries and adversity, to handling criticism and mistakes, Coach Andy and Eric walk through the different circumstances players will face as they move on to higher levels, and strategies to ensure you won’t fall apart in the tough times.

They finish by covering how this plays into parenting and coaching styles when dealing with young athletes.


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