Every young football player who has ever played the game has experienced a time when he didn’t feel confident. Even the greatest players and coaches in the world have gone through this. Chip Kelly, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles after winning the division in his first year as head coach in the 2013 season: “I Read More.
Give your athletes the competitive edge through mental coaching! The Story Of Coach Max A little bit of background about Coach Max: Max was an excellent basketball coach who knew little about mental coaching. He knows every drill ever designed and is a real student of the game. He long ago dedicated himself to creating Read More.
This article is specifically for young athletes. I work with young athletes every day from all over the world in my office and by Skype. A common issue that I see quite often is the athletes that think they know everything they need to know and don’t need to take advice from parents or others Read More.
There is a new term that is coming up when describing athletes performances. It’s called, SPORT I.Q. Background of the term I.Q. The “I” stands for “Intelligence” and the “Q” is “Quotient.” Basically, I.Q. is supposed to be a measurement of a type of intelligence. Here’s the definition of intelligence by the man who first coined Read More.
New season, new team, and an optimistic attitude. It’s a ritual that every athlete goes through when beginning a new season or joining a new team. What do athletes usually go through every start of a new season? Fight hard for your playing spot while navigating the dynamics of your teammates. Figure out the coach’s Read More.
It was the 6th grade when I got the first indication that I was the smallest player on the field. I was playing football representing my school, the Gisler Gators, on a perfect Saturday morning. As one of the fastest on the team and able to catch anything thrown at me, I played wide receiver. Read More.
Win With An Underdog Mental Attitude Have you ever noticed that it’s easier to play loose and free in heavy competition when you’re the underdog? When you don’t expect to win? When everyone thinks your opponent is better? It’s a sports cliche even in top pro sports that the competitor with “nothing to lose” is Read More.
I hear this complaint from parents quite often: “She says he wants to get to the next level but when I remind him he needs to run, lift weights or do drills, she says he’s tired or has to do homework or some other excuse.” Why do they say this? Stop preaching and nagging Read More.
Every coach and parent knows that youth baseball players perform better when they are confident. It’s no mystery, even to the kid. Truthfully, it’s really quite simple and most parents already know how to do it, but they just don’t do it. It all comes down to these 2 THINGS adults can do to build their Read More.
This is the part 2 of turning a head case into a powerhouse athlete. Your athlete is a human being with all sorts of things going on in his/her life. You must remember, at all times that these are kids who have not figured out their identity or their personal power and are going through all sorts Read More.