Tag Archive: instruction

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
05

The Value of Fitnesss and Health

The Value of Fitness and Health Everyone tends to jump onto the latest fitness fads or they try to do what their favorite athletes, celebrities, trainers, magazine, or website says which doesn’t always hold validity and isn’t necessarily the best choice for every single person. We are all different! As parents and coaches of young …

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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
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
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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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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Oct
05

HOW TO TRAIN IN THE OFF SEASON

How to Train in the Off Season The off-season is extremely important for the development of female athletes.  Many parents allow their athletes to take a break from training when their season is over and this could hurt them in the long run. When athletes are in season, their main focus is on practice, tournaments, …

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Sep
08

Online Instruction through Technique Doctor!

TO ALL “COACHING A FEMALE ATHLETE FANS”!!   After such positive feedback about our blog, we recently decided to expand our instruction around the globe through Technique Doctor!   Technique Doctor, (www.techniquedoctor.com) is a website geared to instruction through the Internet.  You can send in your athlete’s video and we critique it through audio and …

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