“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you are capable.” John Wooden, Basketball Hall of Fame player and coach
During a 12-year period from 1963 through 1975, John Wooden’s UCLA teams won 10 NCAA championships. To accomplish this legendary feat, you might think Coach Wooden and his Bruins had to be single-mindedly focused on winning games. And yet, where he was concerned, this was not the case. Rather, according to Wooden’s definition of success, he placed an emphasis on the process of striving for excellence.
What’s the difference between mastery and ego climates?
Coach Wooden’s perspective on success may be the most important reason he deserves the title “Wizard of Westwood.” His coaching approach stressed creation of what is now known as a mastery climate.
In a mastery-oriented motivational climate
In an ego-oriented motivational climate
Which approach is supported by youth sport research?
Studies conducted with my colleague, Dr. Ron Smith, have shown that a coach-created mastery climate
Abstracts of our coaching-behavior research are posted on the RESEARCH page (top menu bar) of our Youth Enrichment in Sports website—http://www.y-e-sports.com/
What prominent athletes and coaches endorse a mastery orientation?
What’s the bottom line?
How can you learn to create a mastery climate?