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Professional athletes recognize perfection might be a goal, though not a realistic one. Teammates, coaches, owners, even fans can handle losses as long as their teams are diligent and passionate.

How to Organize a Team-Building Activity

Whether you’re trying to boost the morale of your squad or foster leadership in young players, here’s a simple guide to organizing and running effective team-building activities that’ll develop young athletes into a cohesive unit. Progressive Planning It is best… Continue Reading →

How to Motivate Your Young Athlete to Get Better

Many parents contact us each week because they struggle to motivate their kids in sports or how best to motivate their athletes. We receive many questions from sports parents and coaches, such as from this hockey parent who asked, “We… Continue Reading →

Are you raising a humble athlete?

Sportswriter Heywood Hale Broun has been credited with saying, “Sports doesn’t build character. It reveals it.” So after the teams leave the field, the scoreboard is cleared and field lights are shut off, what does sports reveal about your child?… Continue Reading →

10 THINGS PARENTS OF ATHLETES NEED TO KNOW

Ten Things Parents of Athletes Should Know 1. It’s not about you, it’s about them.  Do not live your own sports dreams through your kids. It’s their turn now. Let them make their own choices, both good and bad. 2…. Continue Reading →

Pressure and overuse in youth sports can hurt one’s career in the long run

Former Georgetown Little League Head Coach Dave Anderson said it’s tough being a coach and a parent of baseball players. Anderson has three boys who all play baseball and his youngest plays travel baseball. “Yeah, I really worry about my… Continue Reading →

The 8 Types of Athletes: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Champ?

I have been around the strength/fitness and sports industry for quite a while. In the early to mid 1970s, it was junior high and senior high school sports participation. I went on to be a so-so track and field athlete (pole vaulter) at the University of Iowa in the late 1970s and early 1980s

6 Benefits of Running

Running is more than a good way to get in shape. Lace up and reap the many benefits of running today.

Helping Athletes Overcome Fear of Failure

What is the difference between fear of failure and fear of success? They both cause athletes to "get in their own way," experiencing fear, anxiety, tension, and

Does Playing Sports Make Kids Smarter?

Participating in sports and other activities can help with more than just physical fitness. It can also improve mood and facilitate learning.

The Science and Psychology of Motivation for Athletes

What is motivation? What motivates us, me, and you? And I don’t just mean the basic definitions, but the science of how motivation works and the psychology behind motivation. In this article, we will go into what motivates us in life and in sports. Defined: Motivation

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