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What should Teen Conditioning look like?

One of the biggest push backs I get from athletes and families on off season training is, “What’s the point of working out in the summer for a winter or spring sport if they will just lose the conditioning anyway?” Some kids show up consistently for conditioning programs and year after year they look and perform…

What no one wants to tell you

You’ve put your money and your time into your kids sports. You’ve tried every elite travel team, every elite trainer, year round playing, but the college offers aren’t there or aren’t enough to make those elite schools affordable. The starting position isn’t consistent, the awards aren’t stacked on the wall.  Here’s a truth the ones…

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Multi-Sport Athlete??

You’re hearing it. The message is getting through to parents – Multi-sport athletes get recruited more than specialized athletes. Multi-sport athletes get injured less. Multi-sport is the way to go. Oooh, that athlete we love was also was a multi-sport athlete! But what does that mean and why? What if my kid only likes one…

The Positive Pocket Challenge! Take it!

If you’re a coach, then you most certainly are a competitive person. If you have kids in sports, again, good chance you thrive off a little win/lose in your everyday. Competition pushes us to higher levels and it’s used as a tactic in business, with employees, in schools and even marketing. Do you have a…

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Coach Vs School Teacher

As I walked around the track on my son’s practice field –trying to squeeze in some extra steps for the day, headphones in, audible book playing (the Seed by Jon Gordon), I did what I usually do when I’m out around playing fields. I people watched. My son’s team and the other high school team…

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More Than A Game

Think about the conversations and concerns of most high school age lacrosse players. Think about those last conversations you heard as you sat at a high school game or tournament. They probably had something to do with stats, college scouts, travel-team costs that hover in the thousands of dollars per player, state of the art…

Cocky or Confident

Do your players know the difference? Try a team exercise. Ask them.. would you rather be cocky or confident and why? Who do you think will be more successful if they both have the same skill level? What is it like to play with a cocky player versus a confident player and who would you rather have…