Manuel Dupuis, our lead sports psychologist, contributed to the European project "I coach Kids". He did his work for the Belgian Football Association (URBSFA), who is very involved in his large-scale project. The idea is to provide trainers and coaches with the fundamental concepts and advice regarding coaching of young athletes. Manuel contributed a lot on the part about motivation.
Motivation and coaching
The goal of this part was to shed light on a number of factors that influence the development of motivation in young athletes, as well as determine the motivational contexts that positively affect performance (pages 63 to 69). It also describes the implications for the coaches, and the central role of the parents.