Tag Archive: strong female athletes

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
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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Mar
28

Finding the Athlete Within

Finding the Athlete Within Going the extra mile isn’t just about putting more practice time in; it is also about finding the athlete that they are as individuals. Whether it is focused on their swing, throw, fielding, pitching, catching, or their mental game, each athlete is learning more about her own skills, abilities, strengths, 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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Feb
28

Being Honest With Your Athlete by Nikoli Sharp

Honesty Do you lie to your athletes? Do you tell them that they have improved when they haven’t? Do you tell them they pitched an incredible game, but they didn’t? Do you tell them their swing looks great when you see flaws? Are you allowing your fear of hurting their feelings and hurting your relationship …

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Dec
10

How to Build Confidence

    Many of you may look at the title of this post and think, “Oh thank goodness, someone out there knows how to help my athlete gain confidence!”  Well, it may not be that easy.  There is no quick fix, or perfect words to immediately fix your female athlete’s insecurity or lack of aggressiveness.  If …

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