GREAT COACHES + MORE

GREAT COACHES + MORE
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Do Your Athletes Have Pregame Jitters or Performance Anxiety? + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart. In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Why Doesn’t US Soccer Academy Give HS Players and Coaches a Break?

I have explored this issue of US Soccer Academy siphoning off talented HS soccer players over the last few years, but despite the pleas from HS coaches from all over the country, they still don’t seem to get it. On this AM’s show, I interviewed Dan Woog, who is the highly accomplished bo.... More »
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What Young Athletes Learn From the Mindset of Olympians + MORE

Mental Toughness Lessons From Olympians With the start of the summer Olympics, kids and teens have lots to learn from Olympians—dedication, perseverance and courage, for example. Daniel B. Peters, PhD., a psychologist who specializes in children and families, notes that many Olympians begin their.... More »

You Are What You Eat: Tom Brady’s Unusual Diet + MORE

As the New England Patriots, and our good friend Julian Edelman, are preparing for another deep NFL Playoff run, a major part of Tom Brady’s training was revealed this week on Boston.com. In an exclusive interview, they sat down with Allen Campbell, the Brady family chef, and detailed what th.... More »
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Helmets Off Makes Heads Cooler

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Coaches need to maintain awareness of possible heat illness during the early days of September, when air temperatures can be high Sweating through exposed skin is o.... More »
The Nieman Lab is running a series called “Predictions for Journalism 2015.” The Lab asked “some of the smartest people we know” to write about what they think will happen in the coming year, and their answers will keep appearing through the end of the week.
As I write this, three dozen have been published…

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Winning is NOT what is really important.Being “better”/ranked higher is NOT what’s really important.Being the starter or team star is NOT what’s really important.What IS REALLY important is WHO you are and HOW you are in the process of the competition. That is,Having CHARACTER,Being a TEAM PLAYER,LIFTING the level of your teammates’ playBeing HONEST & TRUSTWORTHY,Playing FAIR,Pursuing EXCELLENCE and WORKING HARD in everything you do,Being a LEADER, regardless of whether you are the captain or not,Meeting both VICTORY & DEFEAT with dignity and grace, Being a great ROLE MODEL,Interacting with all others with RESPECT,This is what is REALLY IMPORTANT in sports

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GREAT COACHES

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I’ve learned a lot of what I know today from the great coaches who I have been fortunate enough to cross paths with over the course of my career. Here’s what they’ve taught me:

REALLY good coaches have a CONTINUOUS LEARNING, GROWTH mindset. They are always looking for ways to get better, to sharpen and improve the tools in their coaching toolbox…

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Your child’s PLAYING TIME is NOT what’s really important.Whether your child WINS or LOSES is NOT what’s really important.YOUR goals for your child’s sport are NOT what’s really important!That college scholarship, especially if YOU are driving it, is NOT what’s really important!Insisting that your child listen to you and carefully follow your “extra” coaching instructions is DEFINITELY NOT what’s really important!What IS really important is YOUR RELATIONSHIP with your child and that you communicate, with NO ambivalence, that YOUR LOVE for them and their value in your eyes has absolutely NOTHING to do with how well they perform in their sport…

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flag football tournament 1418952614 2018281213 GREAT COACHES + MOREMedicine ball training develops high threshold motor units, which are muscle fibers that contribute to one’s explosiveness. This workout is a great example of plyometric training, a type of movement that develops your muscles’ explosiveness through quick and consistent contractions.
The goals for this workout are to:
Build Total Body Power

Develop Movement Coordination

Improve Explosiveness

Increase Strength and Elasticity of Muscle Tissues

You will increase the strength and elasticity of your muscle tissues…

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Your won/loss record is NOT what’s really important.Championships won are NOT what’s really important.“Your” athletes who go on to play D-1 or make it to the pros are NOT what’s really important. What IS really important is WHO you are, HOW you conduct yourself with your players on a daily basis and the kinds of RELATIONSHIPS that you develop with each and every one of your athletes…

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