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Winning Coaches – What Are Their Strategies?

This was a big week for professional sports teams, more specifically for the NHL St. Louis Blues and the NBA Toronto Raptors. These two teams won the finals this week, despite overcoming major changes. Now, we are going to dig into the strategies of their coaches....

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FEEL vs REAL

How the heck are we supposed to know what’s what without proper feedback?   For most of us, we have very little clue as to what we’re doing with our technique whether it be a swing, pitch, deadlift, or even something as simple as walking. There is always a...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Athlete in Your Life

As the end of the year is quickly approaching, so is the holiday season. Whether you have an athlete, a coach, or an avid sports fan in your family, we have your gift covered! Whoop Band If you're an athlete looking to improve your performance as well as your...

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Become a CoachNow Pioneer

CoachNow is Where Coaching Matters. Which is why we want to showcase passionate coaches who want to make a difference in sports, coaching education, and athlete development. As an expert in your field, this is your chance for your voice to be heard to teach others as...

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3 Reasons Why Your State Coaches Association Matters

I had the opportunity to attend a function a couple weeks ago with some of the most influential businessmen in the Valley. A room full of slacks and blazers. No one is drawing on napkins or using the salt and pepper shaker to simulate pick and roll actions like we do...

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Tips for a Positive Parent/Coach Partnership

Coaches and parents both play an important role in the development of youth athletes. To ensure a positive experience for the child, and to avoid parent/coach conflict, parents should recognize the part they play in making the season a success. This is often hard for...

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Building Self Confidence in Youth Sports

Confidence is a tricky thing. Great athletes have it, but how do they get it? And why do so many seem to lose it? The eaiest answer is the same as to the question, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” Practice. In sports, it’s more than that. Practice your skills, yes....

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The Pit Crew

In this little note, I wanted to touch base on something we call the Pit Crew in my world (the medical, fitness, biomechanical). I love Nascar racing so I use this analogy a lot. I guess for people who don’t understand auto racing, I will highlight it quickly. The...

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The Four Roles at Any Sport

“Four roles at any athletic contest. Players, Coach, Official and Spectator. Choose one and do it to the best of your ability.” Proactive Coaching LLC You hear it from so many coaches and even officials, that spectators aka Parents, try to play coach from the...

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