Coaching Association of Canada

Coaching the Mind: Russ Sheppard

“Coaches, in particular, are under more stress than ever. We really need to understand that while we sincerely care about the mental health of our players, that of our coaches is also an integral part of the sporting experience.” 

Watch Russ Sheppard, President of the BC Lacrosse Association technical group and the real-life coach behind the movie The Grizzlies, in this episode of Coaching the Mind.

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