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  • Aug 22 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   What parents and coaches can do to avoid burnout?   Some pressure is is inherent and always present when kids play sports. Trying to eliminate it completely is a waste of time. Helping...

  • Aug 21 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   You may be able to stop this.   The causes of burnout and indicators of it are often hard to detect. Some athletes are very driven and push themselves too hard. This attitude of determ...

  • Aug 19 2019

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    Social media is here to stay, and social media abuse is also sometimes the reason why kids get in trouble and lose their spot on the team.  This week I remind coaches to talk to the kids they coach about the potential dangers of social media -- ...

  • Aug 19 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Understanding what you can control.   Of all the questions I get asked from player parents, this one stands near the top, “He/she has no power, can you get that for them?” ...

  • Aug 18 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Words I often hear from ballplayers – “I suck,” “I’m no good,” “I can’t do it,” and “I want to quit.” That’s unfortunate, but i...

  • Aug 15 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day When I batted first or second in the batting order, I felt the coach’s faith in me. Batting down in the batting order did the opposite. Little things like that get overlooked by the unaware coach. The best coac...

  • Aug 14 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Teaching athletes how to deal with winning and losing is another top coaching responsibility. When kids don’t learn how to handle the ups and downs, they may struggle with disappointment later ...

  • Aug 13 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day What the best player can do in seconds? Accomplished athletes can repeat the following things before every play in the few seconds they have. You must help players learn to do these. None of them are easy to perfect,...

  • Aug 12 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   The incomparable coach John Wooden often said he felt like he got closer to his bench players than the regulars. Of course, at the youth levels, everyone should be a regular as well as a bench player...

  • Aug 11 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Walk the talk   The following things you tell your players must apply to you as the coach. 1. You will never know it all so do not pretend to. 2. Don’t expect to win ...

  • Aug 08 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Talent, love of the game, focus, and confidence are the key ingredients to reaching one’s potential and playing a sport for a long time. However, often those things get derailed and most player...

  • Aug 07 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   I often write about forming your coaching philosophy before the season and reviewing it often, so the in-season pressure doesn’t change you. Make sure your philosophy includes the following, an...

  • Aug 06 2019

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    Athletes who take the opponent off his/her game win the mental moments -- and usually the game.  Read more here. drstankovich.com

  • Aug 06 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Finding Ways to Inspire   When I grew up, I watched the games on TV for the sport of the season. I also watched Wide World of Sports and observed amazing sports feats. Kids of today ha...

  • Aug 04 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day "Players determine what fun is, coaches determine the excitement factor." Failing to captivate kids’ attention at a young age leads to players wanting to quit baseball and to an unsuccessful coach. Player and t...

  • Aug 01 2019

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    Sports coaching tips   Making a Difference in Youth Sports Coaching   There are no excuses for not being the role model coach you set out to be. Information is at your fingertips. Period. In a perfect world, every...

  • Jul 31 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day Half the Job is Being the Psychologist You must do some of your best coaching for the player or team who gets off to the slow start or has the prolonged slump. Anticipation is always sky high for the season’s s...

  • Jul 30 2019

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    Want to be an Elite coach? Do what they do. The great coaches have developed their plan over several years. Follow their lead and do not forget number 5 below. Coaching is no different than leading in any kind of work environment. A big key to lead...

  • Jul 29 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Coach for success. Coaching for success goes way beyond winning that day’s game or any championship. There is nothing wrong with coaching to win but winning is a temporary thing. Success coachi...

  • Jul 28 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day You are not there to simply teach the game and the physical skills, but also to help kids deal with disappointment and frustration. Perhaps the biggest change I’ve seen in athletes over the 30 years I’ve ...