How To Measure An Athlete's Intangibles + MORE

How To Measure An Athlete's Intangibles + MORE

ABUSIVE COACHES: When HS Coaches Want Kids to Practice Their Sport….All Year Round

We all know about the ongoing tug-of-war between HS varsity coaches and travel team coaches, and how all coaches are eager to have their top athletes dedicate the bulk of their practice and game time to each coach’s respective sport. We know about all of this from the battles between HS varsit.... More »
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Help Young Athletes Overcome Mistakes + MORE

Help Young Athletes Let Go Of High Expectations When athletes are composed under pressure and can let go of mistakes quickly, they’re more likely to feel more in control and perform well. In fact, like a lot of the mental skills we talk about, they can transfer this important skill from sports to.... More »

5 Christmas Stories Worth Re-telling Tonight

  Everyone has his or her own list of great Christmas stories. Type “Favorite Christmas Stories” into Google and each selection will be different. One contributor to Forbes Magazine (a guy, of course) topped his “Top 10” with the Bruce Willis movie, Die Hard. There’s no right or wro.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: Are HS Basketball Routs Inevitable?

It’s that time of the year when HS basketball games sometimes turn into lopsided affairs, and each year I wonder why coaches and refs allow this to happen. I mean, if you’ve been around the sport of basketball, it doesn’t take a great deal of expertise to see when the score of a HS gam.... More »

How to Help Your Child Compete in Sports Without Going Broke

Do you sometimes feel like you’re going broke with the cost of youth sports? It’s not unusual these days for parents to pay over $1000 for their child to play on a travel team. The pay-to-play culture has exploded and the statistics are rather stunning. A report in USA Today says: A majo.... More »

How to Coach Your Athlete at Home

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nfl flag football tournament 1417991328 1213158783 How To Measure An Athlete's Intangibles + MOREI read an article by Asha Forster Grebenik this week titled “How to Coach Your Gymnast at Home” – it honestly should be required reading for all sports parents – feel free to substitute your child’s sport for the gymnastics references in the post – and for that matter all parents in general! From her post…
Your gymnast does gymnastics at home…

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national youth football tournaments 1417991326 1035267943 How To Measure An Athlete's Intangibles + MOREOn the road to sports success, young athletes need two ingredients, innate skills and the willingness and determination to get better.  We all know boys and girls who showed early promise that got them noticed but then didn’t have the drive to practice every day to develop that talent.  Often labeled lazy or unmotivated, the assumption was that they chose their own path by not working hard…

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Balancing The Running Back's Brain

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flag football tournaments 1417991325 371980154 How To Measure An Athlete's Intangibles + MORET.J. Yeldon, Alabama RBOne of Associate Head Coach Burton Burns’ favorite drills for his University of Alabama running backs has them hopping over pads with both feet, teaching his players balance and more importantly how to recover from a stumble. One of his many star students was Trent Richardson, who liked the drill…

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flag football tournament 1417991327 157899950 How To Measure An Athlete's Intangibles + MORE“He has great field vision.” “Her court awareness is the difference.” “He seems to have eyes in the back of his head.” Beyond physical talent and technical abilities, some players seem to have this sixth sense of awareness on a court, rink or field that allows them to keep track of their teammates and their opponents so that they can make the perfect pass or step in at the last second to make a defensive stop…

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flag football tournament 1417991326 1431238866 How To Measure An Athlete's Intangibles + MORETed LigetyTwo years before he stood on the Sochi Olympics podium with a gold medal around his neck, alpine skier Ted Ligety took a trip to Alaska.  There was no qualifying race or Team USA training session, but rather a heli-skiing trek in the Chugach Mountains with a film crew from Warren Miller Entertainment…

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flag football tournament 1417991325 594100782 How To Measure An Athlete's Intangibles + MOREDr. Bob Schafer (seated) of Prophecy Sciences at SSAC14One of the unmistakable takeaways from the recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is that teams across all sports are looking for the “next big thing” that will offer a competitive advantage.  For most of the 2,000 attendees at this year’s event, the holy grail was assumed to be buried somewhere in the Big Data world of sports statistics and their endless permutations and combinations…

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A practicing sports concussion neuropsychologist and leading researcher, Dr. Rosemarie Moser, explains in an important SmartTeams Talk why it is so important for student-athletes to get cognitive rest after a concussion, what cognitive rest means, and why she urges athletes to "love their brain, love their sport" by delaying a return to sports for around 3 weeks after their concussion symptoms are gone and do not return with exercise and they are off all academic accommodations.

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