GREAT COACHES + MORE

GREAT COACHES + MORE

Controversial Headgear Mandate for Girl's Lacrosse Ignored Science

  The debate over whether helmets should be mandated in girl's lacrosse, which has been raging for several years, reached a new level of ferocity recently with the publication of a blistering piece in the New York Times reporting on the backlash generated by the controversial decision by the.... More »
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Teaching Goal Setting for Kids + MORE

  A study on Harvard MBA grads revealed that 3% of the grads made ten times as much as the other 97% combined. Wow! The difference was they had clear, written goals and plans to accomplish them. I wish someone had taught me this as a kid. I didn’t learn how to consistently practice goal s.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: TIME Magazine Cover Story Reveals Youth Sports is a $15 Billion Industry

Hard to believe, but true. I grew up during a time when youth sports were not influenced by parents, travel teams, elite camps, the college recruiting of middle school kids, and so on. When you went outside to play with your friends, you found an empty field or sandlot, put down markers for boundari.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: What Do You Say to Your Athlete When They Have A Bad Game? + MORE

You know what’s hard to do if you’re a parent?  When your athletic son or daughter has a tough game. And afterwards, you want to say just the right thing to boost their spirits. But finding the right words, or knowing the right time to say something, is very, very hard. Now — and this may.... More »
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Learn To Love The Nordic Hamstring Curl

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Hamstring strains can be frustrating for the athlete because they can take a long time to heal, and even after healing they have a tendency to happen over and ov.... 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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