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January 21st, 2017

Focused & Ready

For a team to be consistently successful, its players have to master elements beyond physical skills. They need to learn how to focus and be mentally sharp. Dr. Chris Carr explains the steps he uses. Read More...

January 14th, 2017

Providing the Right Feedback

During a game or even a practice, saying the wrong thing can completely deflate an athlete’s performance. When athletes are already giving less than their best, knowing how to give constructive feedback can make a world of difference. Read More...

January 14th, 2017

Bonding by Giving Back

When your players work together to help others, they often come away with powerful experiences that can last a lifetime. Not only does this service benefit those you are helping, it also strengthens the character of your athletes and brings your team closer together. Read More...

January 7th, 2017

Being a Good Listener

As a coach, you have to install offensive and defensive systems and prepare the team to play. This is an awesome responsibility, which requires a lot of teaching. Therefore, during practice sessions and games, you are doing most of the talking. But do you take enough time to stop and listen to your athletes’ ideas? Read More...

January 7th, 2017

Planning Dynamic Practices

When volleyball players at St. James Academy in Lenexa, Kan., walk into practice, they know they’d better have their game faces on. That’s because Head Coach Nancy Dorsey specializes in creating practices that are as demanding, intense, and competitive as matches. She shares tips on how you can do the same. Read More...