Tag Archive: coach

Sep
19

WHO IS SHE PLAYING FOR?

Who is she playing for? “You have to know that you are good enough and worth it. Once you master belief in yourself no one can steal that love from you.” Who is your athlete playing for? Is she playing for herself, or is she playing for you, her parent, coach, or mentor? It is …

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Sep
12

I Don’t Fit the Mold

I Don’t Fit the Mold “Don’t follow someone else’s way, find what works for you and stick to it.” Fitting in is easy for some and hard for others. We have young athletes who want to have the coolest clothes, makeup, shoes, games, and so forth, not necessarily because they like those materialistic things, but …

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Sep
05

I’m Busy: Don’t Be Busy, Be Productive!

I’m Busy: Don’t Be Busy, Be Productive! “You did not wake up today to be mediocre.” Busy. A common word we use as an excuse when we don’t want to do something. A word that is severely misused and misunderstood. If you look up the definition of busy, you will find: “occupied with or concentrating …

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Jun
21

Reset the Mindset

Reset the Mindset “Over thinking, the art of creating problems that weren’t even there.” Our biggest competitor is not the team on the other side of the field, but our own mind; our thoughts, emotions, and attitude. When our athletes make a mistake, many of them are so incredibly competitive that they get overly emotional. …

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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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Mar
07

Bullying

Bullying “Stand up for what is right, even if you stand alone.” Bullying is unfortunately and devastatingly common. No matter how many times we say it is wrong, hurtful, disappointing, and disrespectful and so forth, we still have bullies. In softball we see bullies on the field, in the dugout, between games, at practices, and …

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Jan
31

Being A Good Teammate by Nikoli Sharp

What makes a good teammate? Is it a person who is kind, thoughtful, and trustworthy? Is it a person who is honest, hardworking, and inspiring? Is it a person who challenges you, motivates you, and helps you?  Who said that the words “good teammate” had to be categorized and defined in one way?  Being a …

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Nov
01

How to be a Parent and a Coach

One of the most difficult tasks a parent can face is being their daughter’s coach.  Although it may seem like the perfect way to bond and build a strong relationship with your daughter, it can lead you into turmoil.  Don’t get me wrong, I believe it’s great for parents to volunteer their time for their …

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