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Mental and Emotional Training for Tennis: Compete-Learn-Honor. (Coaches Choice, 2019).

The Compete-Learn-Honor Playbook: Simple Steps to Take Your Mental & Emotional Tennis & Pickleball Game to a New Level. (Coaches Choice, 2023--AVAILABLE NOW!).


Podcast for U.S. Center for SafeSport's A Champion in Every Corner: Coaches' Role in Creating Positive Environments

Podcasts for USTA's Compete Like A Champion:

Part 1


Part 2

Panel for TrueSport-US Anti-Doping Agency Conference on Mental Wellness & The Young Athlete, Dec. 2021:

Session recordings & resources at:

June 30, 2021 Compete-Learn-Honor Webinar for Virtual Pickleball Summit:

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Podcast for

Podcast for Way of Champions:

Podcasts for

5-part series, Sept-Oct 2020:

Part 1

Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5

Podcast for

Podcast for aired Nov. 10, 2022: Improving the Small Margins:

Mental-emotional Training for Tennis:

Books, Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts on Compete-Learn-Honor


Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Articles on Compete-Learn-Honor:


The Compete-Learn-Honor approach to coaching and player development: Promoting performance growth while enhancing well-being. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 2022.


Compete-Learn-Honor: A Psychological and Sport Science Evidence-Based Approach to Coaching and Player

Development, 2022. International Tennis Federation Coaching and Sport Science Review.

Articles for "The Bench" Column in Racquet Sports Industry Magazine:

July 2021--Redefining Your Success, pp. 18 & 21:


August 2021--Positive Reinforcement (doubles emphasis), pp. 20-21:


Sept-Oct 2021--Close the Performance Gap (between practices and matches), pp. 20-21:


Nov-Dec 2021--Influence vs Control, pp. 20-21:


Feb. 2022—Stress Relievers, pp. 22-23:

April 2022--In the Moment, pp. 18, 20-21.

June 2022--When the Game Goes South, pp. 16 & 18.


For TrueSport-U.S. Anti-Doping Agency:

"7 Ways to Create a Mistake-Friendly But Excuse-Free Sports Environment"

Article on a core Compete-Learn-Honor principle, based on an interview with Coach Pete Scales, Dec. 2021:

For Coach & A.D. Magazine:

“Compete-Learn-Honor”—A Unique Approach to Mental and Emotional Training. Coach & A.D. Magazine, Nov./Dec. 2019, pp. 42-44.

For the U.S. Professional Tennis Association:

Build Your Players’ Mental and Emotional Strength with “Compete-Learn-Honor.” ADDVantage Magazine, Feb. 2020, pp. 51, 53).


For the National Alliance for Youth Sports:


Dr. Peter C. Scales--Coaching the Mental Game: Helping Young Athletes Not Be So Hard On Themselves. Sept. 2022.

Compete-Learn-Honor: Keys for Strengthening Athletes’ Mental and Emotional Skills. Sporting Kid Live, online magazine of the National Alliance for Youth Sports, Feb. 5, 2020.


Coaching Challenges: Making a Difference During These Difficult Times. Sporting Kid Live, online magazine of the National Alliance for Youth Sports, May 5, 2020.

Interview profile of Dr. Peter Scales by Greg Bach, for National Alliance for Youth Sports online magazine, Sporting Kid Live



Blogs for Positive Coaching Alliance:

The Excuse Box:


Keep the Fun in Youth Sports by Helping Kids Love the Game More than How They Perform:

Blogs for Search Institute:

What Young Athletes Need for Mental Wellness: “You Can’t Grow an Orchid from a Can of Sawdust.”


Mental Toughness—It’s About Relationships:


Developmental Relationships in Youth Sports Can’t Happen If Coaches Put Winning First:

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The 3 Most Important Words in Youth Sports.

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