Tag Archive: coaching a female athlete

Oct
03

Don’t Pout! The Selfish Athlete

Don’t Pout! The Selfish Athlete “You can’t be a smart cookie with a crumbly attitude!” Selfish athletes? Do you have them on your team? Do you have players who pout, complain, and disrupt your team dynamic? Unfortunately, there is always an athlete who is selfish and sadly, it causes a much bigger problem within the …

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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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Aug
29

The Next Level

The Next Level “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all love for what you are doing or learning to do.” Getting to the next level is not easy. It is easily said, written down, and talked about, but when your athlete actually starts gaining experience on …

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Aug
08

I AM CAPABLE OF GREATNESS

I AM CAPABLE OF GREATNESS “Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is only for the chosen few-for the superstars. The truth is greatness is for us all. This is not about lowering expectations; it’s about raising them for every last one of us. Greatness is not in one special place, and it’s not in …

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Jul
31

Wanting and Doing the Best for your Athletes

Wanting and Doing the Best for your Athletes “The greatest success we’ll know is helping others succeed and grow.” Coaching is not always easy, sometimes it can be extremely difficult, but as a coach it is our responsibility to do our absolute best to prepare our athletes for each at-bat, situation, pitch, game, tournament, and …

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Jul
17

Resting Time is Valued Time

Resting Time is Valued Time “Sometimes making progress means taking rest days.” Many of us athletes, coaches, and parents push our athletes and ourselves to the limit. We keep playing, practicing, and training every single day. We take private lessons, gym sessions, and nutrition to the next level so that we take our performance in …

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Jun
27

Complain As Much As You Want…

Complain As Much As You Want… “Be stronger than your strongest excuse.” Excuses, drama, lack of respect, crossing boundaries, responsibility, and honesty are just a few of the core areas we lack in sports due to many situations and differences in personalities, beliefs, and values. We have parents and players who complain, whine, yell, create …

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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
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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