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  • Feb 14 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the dayRemember, make warm-up time the most important time of practice. Emphasize it through your attention to detail and with the most “praise” and “critiques” of correct fundamentals at this time. A...

  • Feb 12 2019

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    Some athletes struggle with pre-game anxiety, while others battle frustration in-game when they are repeatedly stopped.  Knowing the difference between the two is vitally important as it applies to fixing the problem and playing your best. ...

  • Feb 07 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day. Sometimes you just have to swallow your pride and "Just do it."   One of the most difficult tasks is working with the player with the “un-coachable" attitude. They give the look of knowing ...

  • Feb 06 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day Never be false, only genuine but look for opportunities to:   * Give parents credit for standout child behavior. Just as athletes like to hear praise, parents do too. It is good coaching practice...

  • Feb 05 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day. If you want to remember something, it certainly helps to write it down. The same goes for teaching players. If you want them to learn show it to them in writing or video to reinforce the spoken word. Players do...

  • Feb 04 2019

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    While we tend to only hear about pro athletes struggling with sport retirement, millions of kids experiecne the same issues and problems.  Click here to learn more and how you can help. drstankovich.com

  • Feb 04 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day Two more suggestions that set you apart:   * Address players by name and come up with a sports related nickname for them. That goes a long way towards giving them confidence. Also, know the names ...

  • Feb 03 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day 2 Pledges all sports coaches should make:   * Vow to follow the “genius" inside of you. Ge inspired by reading, listening or watching things from or about fascinating people. It may be just ...

  • Jan 31 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day Be better than average: * Have goals for the right things help keep focus – daily improvement is one of those goals • Hold players accountable is imperative. Of course, there is a differenc...

  • Jan 30 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day It drives me nuts to hear a coach say, "They don't want to play," or "They don't want it" or "They don;t want to work." That's your job to create the excitement and environment so they want to be there. Remember: &...

  • Jan 29 2019

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    Coaching philosophy to live by: 1. The games are about the athletes, period.2. If you are not enjoying it, there is a good chance neither are the kids - enjoy the journey, you can't worry about the haters. 3. The most talented team often doesn&...

  • Jan 28 2019

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    Much goes into developing an athlete. It’s a continual process of evolving the mechanical, mental game, and physical conditioning. When one area is deficient, it shows up against the best competition. With each passing year, each becomes ever m...

  • Jan 28 2019

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    Out of control parents not only ruin the sport experience for kids, they also keep great referees from officiating the games.  Read more about why this happens, and what you can do to help. drstankovich.com

  • Jan 27 2019

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    Coaching tips of the day   Unhealthy fast foods become a way of life for athletes when not watched by adults, especially travel team players. It’s hard for athletes to stay energetic and focused when tired and hungry. Thi...

  • Jan 27 2019

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    There are many reasons why teams fail to live up to their potential, but these are the reasons I see most often.  Check out the list here and see how you stack up. drstankovich.com

  • Jan 24 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day. Coaches can change lives for the better with this communication plan:    1. Being honest but saying things with compassion, realizing sports success is difficult to come by and with empathy ...

  • Jan 22 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day The head coach should: * Hold your coaching staff accountable for maintaining a positive outlook in the heat of the season and ask them to do the same with you. * Consult other coaches on major decis...

  • Jan 21 2019

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    How you attribute the events that happen in your life have a direct impact on your future growth (or lack thereof).  Today's blog is designed to break this idea down into a simple choice -- a choice for you, as well as the kids you coach.  ...

  • Jan 21 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day   Read about the sports coaching techniques of the renowned coaches of the past and present, they can find ways of fulfilling those goals.   U.C.L.A. bench players under Coach John Woode...

  • Jan 20 2019

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    Sports coaching tips of the day Create solid communication with your staff which should be similar to workplace actions. Coaches should: * Discuss the team and coaching objectives, along with coaching roles at start and occasionally throu...