GREAT COACHES + MORE

GREAT COACHES + MORE

Why Praise is Not Always Good + MORE

In this culture of positivity, we’ve gone a tad overboard with the importance of praise. Here’s why it needs to be balanced with some critiquing… Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and just don’t know how to .... More »

You Might be Embarrassing Your Child if….

Are you unintentionally embarrassing your child? Any sports parent who uses humiliation or embarrassment to try to motivate an athlete is barking up the wrong tree. In an article by Dr. Chris Stankovich, founder of Advanced Human Performance Systems, an athletic counseling and human performance enh.... More »
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Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon. “The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »

A Great Way to Show Your Team Spirit! + MORE

Here’s a great way to show your team spirit! My husband is a business owner by day and a coach by night and one way he shows support for his team is by hanging a team flag in his shop. The locals coming in know that he is a supporter of their beloved Cowboys! I...Read More   &#.... More »

Sports Psychology Secrets: Taking a Moment to Reflect on Serena Williams’ Meltdown at the US Open

Like millions of sports viewers worldwide, I happened to tune into the finals of the women’s tennis championship at the US Open yesterday – and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. If you haven’t seen the video by now (although I assume if you follow sports, you probably hav.... 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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