If you are a coach you have undoubtedly become frustrated (and curious) why some of your kids play amazingly well in practice but then they get into games and......choke.
How can the same kid with all that talent in practice look so lost out there in a game?? A lot of parents ask this same question, so…Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on August 31, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments
This week we released our latest two Sport Performance Assessment (SPA) apps, one for FOOTBALL and the second for BASKETBALL. You can check them out here:
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on August 30, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments
By now you have seen them, and you may even own one yourself --- I'm talking about the wide variety of magical power bracelets that promise to help you play your best. While a lot of athletes seem to find these bracelets to be effective, the reality is that a lucky t-shirt or penny in their shoe will…Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on August 28, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments
Of course we all love those athletes that have the "never-say-die" attitude, but did you know that sometimes perseverance can interfere when an athlete needs to reach out for help? Whether it's help with an injury, burnout, or even sport retirement, some strong-minded athletes actually put themselves at…Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on August 25, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
This week I discussed sport retirement, and how all young athletes will need to eventually prepare for the day when their sport career ends. As adults who help kids grow and develop through sport participation, we can be tremendous assets to kids ending their careers if we know the right things to look for…Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on August 20, 2011 at 8:20pm — No Comments
If you are a coach you have undoubtedly witnessed your athletes lose their focus and motivation from time-to-time, but did you know cue words can really help this from occurring? This week I discuss the reasons why serious athletes should develop their own cue word so that they can reach their…Continue
Most coaches have heard of imagery, but still aren't quite sure how to introduce the technique to their team. This week i offer some quick tips and insights on imagery and how it can help with confidence development, resiliency, and muscle memory.
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on August 11, 2011 at 8:03pm — No Comments
If you are a coach then there may be no bigger part of your job than preparing kids for their eventual retirement from sports -- and sending them off equipped with athletic transferable skills that they can eventually use for life success. Unfortunately, most young athletes either never…Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on August 1, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments