Coaches: Help athletes break bad habits

Coaches can break bad habits and help athletes break bad habits. It's difficult to change what's comfortable and familiar, even if it is negative or not working. Many athletes may not realize for [...]

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New design to set the stage for practice

There are a variety of reasons to design practice sessions that set the stage for what you as a coach want to happen in practice – you want to facilitate and ensure everyone gets the most out of [...]

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Top 5 Most Mentally Challenging Sports

In all the years of working with athletes, it has become apparent what the top 5 most mentally challenging sports are. The biggest factor in making this assessment is the number of places or [...]

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Fear of swimming competitively

I have worked with so many swimmers at a variety of ages and a variety of levels. What I’ve seen is that swimming brings with it all the mental challenges prevalent in other sports: focus, [...]

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The inverted-U style of losing

I don’t like to use the terms lost/lose. Why? Because they aren’t accurate and all these words do is make performers feel bad. It lowers confidence and motivation. Yes you may have [...]

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