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6 Motivation Tips for Beginning Your Child’s Offseason Training Program

November 12, 2014
6 Motivation Tips for Beginning Your Child’s Offseason Training Program

by Shana Brenner Whether a kid plays football or runs track, effective training doesn’t stop when the season does — because it’s actually what players do in the offseason months that can make all the difference in how they perform. So how do you help players stay motivated when there are no more practice...
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DJ Gregory’s Golf Gives Inspiration to Athletes in Every Sport

July 11, 2012
DJ Gregory’s Golf Gives Inspiration to Athletes in Every Sport

DJ Gregory and the PGA Tour by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP There have been a number of great stories that serve to inspire.  Many of them refer to athletes who did the extraordinary.  Last year we featured the story of Kara Goucher overcoming years of injuries to finally land on her proper platform –...
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Behaviors that Characterize “Bad Coaching”

February 3, 2012
Behaviors that Characterize “Bad Coaching”

Editor’s note: This week the local paper did an expose about a local high school wresting coach who was arrested and charged with sexual assault on a minor by a person in a position of trust.  Turns out this coach has a stellar won-loss record, steered his team to a State Championship and was...
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Motivation in Sport – Discovering Your “Reason”

June 5, 2011
Motivation in Sport – Discovering Your “Reason”

by Simon Hartley Be World Class Why does a swimmer get out of bed at 4am on a cold, wet Tuesday in December. Why do they drive all the way to the pool and swim up and down for two hours? Why do they then have a bite of breakfast before doing a tough...
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“You” Control Your Performance!

April 15, 2011
“You” Control Your Performance!

by Simon Hartley Be World Class Your performance is entirely within your control. Your performance is not dictated by anyone else or anything else. It’s not dictated by circumstances or external factors. Your performance emanates from your thoughts and your feelings. Nobody can influence your thoughts or feelings, unless you let them! No situation...
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Is Your Focus on Achieving Success or Avoiding Failure?

May 4, 2010
Is Your Focus on Achieving Success or Avoiding Failure?

The Positive Side of Hate by Noah Gentner, PhD, CC-AASP I’m a Chicago Bulls fan; have been all my life.  And while I worship Michael Jordan (sorry LeBron, he’s still the best ever…BY FAR), I’m not one of those Bulls “fans” who haven’t watched a game since he retired in 1998 (and yes that...
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Inspiration Comes from Many Places

March 25, 2010

This Video from Brian Hertzog – Defines HOW Inspiration Fuels Motivation Motivation comes from the heart, a spirit to create, to become more than who and what we are – To Dare to Make Our Dreams Come True.   Our mission is to stretch our limits, to go beyond those limits set for us because...
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The Most Important Job Interview in Sports: Part I

March 18, 2010
The Most Important Job Interview in Sports: Part I

One of the most interesting things about the Olympics is that they give us a glimpse at how athletes deal with highly pressurized situations.
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Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Are your Kids Dreaming of Being Olympians?

February 19, 2010
Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Are your Kids Dreaming of Being Olympians?

A Podcast with Dr. Daniel Gould - Advisor to the USOC and Director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University.
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Olympic Champions will need to hit 212 to be Successful

February 13, 2010
Olympic Champions will need to hit 212 to be Successful

The Olympic Games start today and the world's finest athletes will be competing. Who knows what will happen?
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5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist...
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