Hi Everyone! I am looking to break into the Strength and Conditioning industry and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to get started? Thanks!
Added by Tara R. Witten on September 30, 2010 at 4:41pm —
Baseball fans can rejoice as the "small market" myth is again refuted -- the Rays and Twins are showing that in sports anybody
can win with hard work, perseverance, and belief! Coaches take note, even if your team doesnt "look good on paper."Read the storywww.drstankovich.com…
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on September 30, 2010 at 11:54am —
What exactly did former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi mean when he said, " Winning isn't everything, its the only thing"? Regardless of what Lombardi may have meant, its more important to understand how you feel about winning. How important is winning to you?
I've found that its important to be clear with myself about this, because in the heat of decision-making during a game or season, the lines blur between what's acceptable and what's not. Early in a baseball season it's… Continue
Added by Coach McKinnis on September 29, 2010 at 10:59pm —
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on September 29, 2010 at 12:04pm —
Dr. Chris Stankovich, regular contributor to Coachbook and Founder of Advanced Human Performance Systems, invites you to add a new link to your website so that you may help student athletes, parents, and coaches learn Continue
about the issues and challenges they face while involved in youth and interscholastic athletics. Take full
advantage of Dr. Stankovich’s library of professional sport performance articles, videos, and…
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on September 28, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Sport teams and organizations still struggle when it comes to adding the perceived "expense line" of counseling services to the team budget -- but the reality is there is actually a fiscal return on this type of investment. Athletes who learn skills to help with confidence development and handling adversity -- as well as social responsibility skills to stay clear of trouble -- end up playing their best on the field, maximizing team revenue through gate and merchandising.… Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on September 28, 2010 at 11:36am —
Autumn is here and then Winter. And with this change of season brings cooler and colder temperatures, inclement weather, and darkness. If you’re like most people, you probably workout in the early morning or late afternoon. This is tough enough now throw on cold, dark and damp weather and these conditions can challenge even the most highly motivated athlete.… Continue
Added by Gregg Swanson on September 27, 2010 at 4:21pm —
Today's article examines why it is so important to help athletes like Kenny McKinley before problems get to the point of thinking suicide is the best way out. Unfortunately, athletes are often too macho to seek help, and colleges/professional teams not as quick to implement proactive, preventative services that are desperately needed.Read today's story… Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on September 27, 2010 at 10:48am —
Have you found your niche? As you fulfill your responsibilities, do you find yourself thinking something like, There's no place like this place anywhere near this place, so this must be the place? If so, then stay the course and keep growing and learning in your area of expertise. If not, you need to get on track.
If you know what your niche is but aren't working in it, start planning a transition. It could be as simple as a change in duties or as complex as a change in career. No… Continue
Added by Coach McKinnis on September 26, 2010 at 10:01pm —
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on September 23, 2010 at 2:00pm —
It was interesting attending last week's 10 year anniversary celebration of Sydney 2000 Olympics. It was a fabulous day and I enjoyed the evening dinner catching up with many of my colleagues, many of them Gold Medalists. It brought me back to the time of the games in many ways, particularly the feeling of… Continue
Added by Annette Huygens-Tholen on September 23, 2010 at 2:21am —
Have you ever thought you understood something until you tried to explain it to someone else, and then discovered it wasn't as clear as you thought it was?
Our mind plays tricks on us all the time, perhaps out of laziness. I find myself often lulling myself into believing I understand what's being taught when I really don't. I don't want to have to face the fact that I need to do some more work to understand this concept or skill so I act as if I got it the first time.
Added by Coach McKinnis on September 22, 2010 at 10:44pm —
While most people would immediately respond "yes" to the question in the title of this article, the numbers actually show otherwise when you think about how many fans, athletes, and league operators either encourage steroid usage, or turn the other cheek when it comes to responsible testing and discipline measures.Read the storywww.drstankovich.com… Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on September 22, 2010 at 10:39am —
I am perhaps one of the world's unique trainers out there, who happens to be the following:
1. I am a full-time custodian at my old school in my hometown. Been doing it for a year now.
2. I am a coach for track & field, training the long distance crews and being the head coach for the junior high boys & girls teams.
3. I also do sports performance & fitness training in my spare time between seasons. (I also used to coach volleyball last… Continue
Added by Rick Karboviak on September 21, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Ricky Hatton was a former world champion boxer, but today he battles cocaine and alcohol abuse as a result of his trouble transitioning through sport retirement. Unfortunately, Hatton is just the latest athlete to deal with life after sports, as many other athletes have gone through what he is experiencing -- or likely will in the future. Click here to read today's story
that examines the common struggles athletes experience during sport… Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on September 21, 2010 at 11:59am —
Yep, this is no joke! This workout has been one that plenty of my athletes have dreaded through the years. It is a real gut check that can be used for various athletes and clients. Let me know how many reps you push through in four sets (We called them quarters, but you'll get the point):http://wp.me/pJBFK-46
Toughness is a quality that has to be trained. Discipline is something that teammates must hold each other… Continue
Added by Robert Taylor, Jr. on September 21, 2010 at 7:16am —
Urban Meyer and The University of Florida have their hands full this week -- but next week it will likely be another school facing the same concerns. With such a great emphasis on winning and revenue generation, and relatively little focus on graduation, is it any wonder why most big-time college football programs run into problems eventually? Read the storywww.drstankovich.com… Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on September 20, 2010 at 9:29am —
At the beginning of the first practice I always give a brief but heartfelt speech to the players. My first goal is to endorse the team and let them know that I am excited about having them on my team. If it is a situation where I literally picked them, as in an AAU tryout, I tell them that: "Do you know why you are on this team?" Because I wanted you on it. I got to pick the players I wanted, and you are them. If I didn't choose the players, I still make it clear that I am… Continue
Added by Coach McKinnis on September 19, 2010 at 11:46pm —
Times are really tough right now. Not all schools or booster clubs can afford to have a professional highlight video produced this year. But there might be another way to finance it.
Here's an idea. Get a local business to sponsor this year's highlight video in exchange for opening and closing screen credit and on the package logo. Add a logo turn around between some games for added value. It's a great goodwill builder for them. It demonstrates their interest in and support of… Continue
Added by Tom Conner on September 17, 2010 at 8:31am —
Do you have a passion for sports and youth athletics and may be looking for a way to earn extra income? If so, please join me on this free Turning Passion Into Profits Webinar scheduled for this Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 9:00 PM, EDT. The webinar will tell the Crons story and explain the Crons income earning potential. Register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/562651419
You may contact me directly at… Continue
Added by Mark Fickbohm on September 14, 2010 at 6:10pm —