Category Archive: Uncategorized

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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Feb
21

Taking Responsibility for Yourself by Nikoli Sharp

Responsibility “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is YOU who will get you to where you want to go, no one else.” Within sports, we tend to fall into this rabbit hole of selfishness, blame, and excuses. Softball is a game of failure. There are incredible highs and incredible lows whether it is …

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Feb
07

Game Day Nutrition by Nikoli Sharp

Game Day Nutrition We all know that food and nutrition is important. Like all things, some value it more than others. For competitive athletes, nutrition can make a huge difference in their performance! Speaking from my own experiences as an athlete, and coming from an upbringing in an extremely athletic family, nutrition became a strict …

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Jan
17

Comfort Zone by Nikoli Sharp

    Written by: Nikoli Sharp Many of us, athlete or non-athlete, have a fear of getting out of our comfort zone. We were not wired to do things that are uncomfortable, scary, uncertain, or difficult with ease. We were wired to protect ourselves from those things. To protect ourselves from embarrassment, hurt, and failure. …

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Oct
07

In Her Cleats- A New Documentary

Thank you to everyone for your constant support in Coaching a Female Athlete.  We appreciate every read, share, and positive comment we have received over the past two years. We wanted to share our newest endeavour with all of our readers, “In Her Cleats”.   “In Her Cleats” is a riveting documentary following female athletes in …

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Sep
24

How to Manage Academics and Athletics

     I have heard countless stories and excuses among student-athletes for their inability to maintain good grades because of their commitment to their sport.  To me, it’s a cop-out.  It’s reason for a student to be lazy, to under-achieve, and to go through the motions.  Furthermore, I see more and more parents supporting their athletes in …

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Mar
15

“Bats, Gloves, and Glitter: 7 Must-Know Facts about Female Athletes”

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KELLY JACKSON AND KERI CASAS ARE PUBLISHED AUTHORS!!! With the great response and feedback from our blog, We are proud to announce our new eBook entitled, “Bats, Gloves, and Glitter: 7 Must-Know Facts about Female Athletes” Check it out on Smashwords now! (available on major retailor sites such as Amazon shortly) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view  

Jan
29

How to Coach an Athlete Who Takes Private Lessons

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Sometimes an athlete taking private lessons can hinder your relationship with her and her parents. Parents spend a lot of time and money on private instruction and do not want things to differ from what they are spending their money on.  If your style of teaching is different than what their instructor is teaching, you …

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Apr
10

How To Motivate Your Daughter to Practice

      You pay money for lessons, you travel to all her practices and games, you pay for her to be on the team, but she won’t practice.  You put in all the time and effort you can, because she says she loves the game and wants to play, but won’t put in the work to …

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