Keri Casas

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Name: Keri Casas
Date registered: January 29, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Communication as a Coach — June 13, 2019
  2. Negativity in the Sport — June 6, 2019
  3. Striving for Perfection — May 30, 2019
  4. Great Coaches Keep Learning and Growing — May 23, 2019
  5. Leaders with Influence — May 16, 2019

Most commented posts

  1. How to Coach the Bratty Athlete — 13 comments
  2. HOW TO SEPARATE SPORT AND FAMILY — 6 comments
  3. How to Build Confidence — 5 comments
  4. How to Coach the Natural Athlete — 5 comments
  5. How to Coach an Athlete Who Takes Private Lessons — 5 comments

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Jun
13

Communication as a Coach

Communication as a Coach “Overthinking. The art of creating problems that aren’t even there.” Our words affect our athletes’ mindset, performance, and communicative comfort. Our words can either make or break a situation, create barriers or paths, trigger emotional states and create a lack in confidence, or change behavior patterns. As a coach, we should …

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Jun
06

Negativity in the Sport

Negativity in the Sport “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.” Negativity is inevitable in sports. We have it among players, parents, coaches, opponents, umpires, tournament directors, and so forth. We can only do what is best for our athletes; teach them to stay positive and …

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May
30

Striving for Perfection

Striving for Perfection “You will never influence the world by trying to fit in.” Does your athlete strive for perfection? Are they afraid of being anything but perfect? Do they fear making mistakes? Do they worry about disappointment? Chasing perfection is a tough run. I think it is our job to help our athletes see …

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May
23

Great Coaches Keep Learning and Growing

Great Coaches Keep Learning and Growing “It’s not about the shoes. It’s about what you do in them.”-Michael Jordan As coaches, we have a different team dynamic, level, and approach each season. Therefore, we are constantly learning and growing! As a coach, many get stuck in the same routine, standards, beliefs, and strategies. But to …

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May
16

Leaders with Influence

Leaders with influence “Behind every fearless player is a fearless coach who refused to let them be anything but the best they can be.” As a coach, we are leaders with influence. We are guides, mentors, inspiration leaders, motivators, energizers, supporters, trusting figures, teachers, and cheerleaders. We are role models that they look up to …

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May
09

Building A Team Through Leadership

Building A Team Through Leadership “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” Building a  team is not easy or simple and it is not done in “this way” or “that way”; there is no right or wrong, but there are a lot of …

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May
02

Controlling/Understanding Overwhelming Emotions

  Controlling/Understanding Overwhelming Emotions  “When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos.”       As coaches and parents we tend to get worked up if our athletes aren’t succeeding or meeting the expectations we have set in our heads. We care about them …

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Apr
24

Together, Everyone Achieves More

Teamwork “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success.” Teamwork isn’t easy and it is not only about the athletes on the team. There’s a vast amount of politics that goes into the sport, difference in personalities, different likes and dislikes among the team, coaches, and parents, and a …

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Apr
11

Attitude, it’s up to YOU!

Attitude “Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”-Ghandi How you act, react, and respond doesn’t just have the ability to catalyze problems …

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Apr
04

Building Team Chemistry

Building Team Chemistry All too often we have issues among athletes and even among coaches. We have clicks, teammates who don’t get along, athletes who don’t like each other because they have to compete for the same position, and coaches who can’t agree or find common ground. These problems have to be solved in order …

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