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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Try something new-overcome the fear

You’ve done the marathon, triathlon, swimming thing and are thinking that this year you might want to try something a little different. Mm…mountain biking seems like something you could be [...]

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