Competition: How do I ‘just do it’?

How do you just do it and when? In the heat of competition – that’s the time to just do it! The best time to concentrate and really think about what you are doing is during practice. Sounds [...]

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Take the lead

Have you ever had someone pass you? On the track? In the water? On the road? Or in any competition? This is an interesting phenomenon to watch in action. It can happen at the beginning of the [...]

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The Role of Stress In Our Lives

Every day we constantly face small events that elevate our overall stress level. It usually comes about one domino at a time until one misplaced, teetering domino starts a stressful cascade. Your [...]

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Pros and Cons of Starting Sports Young

We have all seen and heard stories about prodigy athletes who start sports at 3 or 4 years old and now are the phenoms in their field. At age 3, Kobe Bryant told his mom he was going to grow up [...]

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Time Managment

As a JD/PhD graduate student who also loves sports, travel, outdoor activities, food, and music, the most common question people ask me is, “When do you have time to sleep?” I am a [...]

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Why Athletes Make Great Leaders

Many athletes struggle with how to translate their physical prowess into an intellectual arena. In other words, athletes wonder, “What am I going to do when I cannot play my sport any [...]

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Pre-Game Routines

When people are asked about their pre-game rituals, most athletes have specific tasks they like to complete before competition. Cristiano Rinaldo, arguably the best soccer player, will not play a [...]

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Leadership

With the beginning of 2015 and the accompanying new year resolutions, I began thinking about the qualities and characters that make an incredible leader. If you are a San Francisco 49ers fan and [...]

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Success

    John Wooden.   Arguably the most influential coach in sports history. The majority of people have heard his name because he became the winningest college coach in NCAA [...]

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