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  • Apr 18 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day. The best coaches use a consistency of schedule and habits to develop discipline, relaxation, and readiness. Establishing a comfortable process is always a work in progress, but essential for long-term growth. ...

  • Apr 17 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Absolutes of youth coaching:   Recognize players as people besides athletes. Treating players with respect shows them they are more than what they can do on the ball field and most kid...

  • Apr 15 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Faster not safer.   The best players embrace the importance of training and doing things as if in a game. Their confident game attitude comes from having done it at game-speed many tim...

  • Apr 14 2019

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    Youth sports today can be intense, exhausting, and stressful.  In order to help kids get the most from the youth sports, it's important that adults work together to help kids enjoy a fun, safe, and meaningful experience rather than one that feel...

  • Apr 14 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the week. Can you get them to do the pushing?   It’s natural for parents to have far ranging and often unrealistic goals for their kids. As a coach that is not your concern. However, it is your conc...

  • Apr 11 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day. Do you know the secret to coaching your child's team?   Parents, who feel they can do a better job coaching than their current child’s coach, should step up and do it, especially if you are goin...

  • Apr 10 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day A study of the great coaches, as i do in my book, reveals things that are important for all leaders and in any field of work. Some of those things are:   1. They do not let players settle for medi...

  • Apr 09 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg said "I won't know for 20 years" when asked if his year of coaching was successful.   Recognize the difference between coaching for success and coachi...

  • Apr 08 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day Coaching one’s own child begins and ends with fairness   Coaching a team sport with your child on the team should be one of the most rewarding experiences for both parent and player. However...

  • Apr 07 2019

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    More young athletes than ever before are going "under the knife," but is this a good thing?  Read more about this issue here. drstankovich.com

  • Apr 08 2019

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    Coaching tips of the day Psychology of coaching in games • Act calm and in control, even though your heart may be pumping fast. • Show confidence in your game decisions knowing some will not work out. • Keep your ...

  • Apr 04 2019

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    Sports Coaching Tips of the Day Set the tone for how players will deal with both winning and losing. That begins by your attitude after games. When you rant and blame others for losing, players learn that is acceptable for them to do. When you act l...

  • Apr 03 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day Athletic motivation begins and ends with the 3 A’s! You must know what does and does not motivate youth.  Things that motivate:             ...

  • Apr 03 2019

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    Weight training, learning sport skills, and eating a healthy diet all contribute to sport success, but what really happens when athletes compete in the heat of the battle?  What determines who will dictate tempo, pace, and their will?  This...

  • Apr 03 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day Can you tune out a player’s non-committal attitude? Of course, that is not easy but a coaching challenge to embrace. How to do this?   1. Do not take it their bad attitude personally. Their atti...

  • Apr 02 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   The real measure of a player. A speech you should be making to your team.   Most people love watching the ESPN highlight reel, but any good coach will tell you they don’t care ab...

  • Apr 01 2019

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    Sports Coaching tips of the day Knowing What to Say right before games is crucial. All coaches have been there – You have so much pregame information to impart to the team, but there is not always the time. Also, kids do not want to listen t...

  • Mar 28 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day. The post game talk and season ending message is also about the character traits you want kids to learn.  Pride, Effort, Empathy, Courage, Trust, Honesty, Gratitude,Loyalty, Contentment, Humility. Put toge...

  • Mar 27 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   No one expects you to be as inspirational as the great coaches. But, you should look for motivational quotes and use them or adapt them for your players. I am always looking for words that will resonate ...

  • Mar 27 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Be careful what things you recognize like personal statistics. They send the message that sports are about individuals and accomplishment only. They usually recognize the same and best players. Athle...