Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MORE

Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MORE
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WOC #24 Tom Bates, Head of Performance Psychology and Culture for Aston Villa FC , It’s often not what we say in coaching, but what we do that teaches them the most + MORE

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5 Things Your Coach Wants Athletes to Avoid Doing At the youth sports level, the majority of your coaches are just volunteers doing their best. Which means they are trying to navigate the field and strategy just as their athletes are. As a coach, there are just some things that hate hearing from those playing […] The post 5 Things Your Coach Wants Athletes to Avoid Doing appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats?


youth football tournaments 1476857438 1221493392 Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Athletes will occasionally face the very difficult decision to retire from their sport
This complicated and emotionally difficult process should be discussed carefully with those close to the athlete, and with others who’ve gone through the process
In our experience, an athlete retiring from one sport will almost always find another sport that’s fulfilling

In the past couple of weeks we’ve seen news of two sports superstars facing questions about their ability to continue in their sport…

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