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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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7 Sports Themed Halloween Costumes for 2018

With Halloween right around the corner, we have some costume ideas for any sports fan! You have one week to prepare, so get after it with one of these seven ideas! Gritty, Philadelphia Flyers Mascot   Crying Lebron James   2018 NFL Referee complete with...

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4 Keys to Remember for Player Development

So much of our pre-season is about getting the individual better so we can have pieces to put together when we form our teams. Often though we walk into player development blindly. Whether you are working with a local rec team or a high school coach, below are four...

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3 Honest Things from One Coach to Another

This is the first season, in 12 seasons, that I do not have a team. There are certain things that I will not miss (i.e. fundraising, pressure to recruit but disguise it, end of season banquets) but if I am honest I really miss having a team. Every team requires...

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Youth Sports and The Ride Home

  70% of kids quit playing sports before High School. There seems to be a little confusion when it comes to youth sports and the behavior of parents, when it's directed at the athletes and the officials. Much of our youth sports should be aimed at teaching the...

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