Tag Archive: teammates

Oct
17

The Unsure Athlete

The Unsure Athlete “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” As parents and coaches, we go through phases, and our athletes also go through phases; one phase that athletes go through is feeling and wanting to “not play anymore.” Now, this can be completely upsetting for us! We will become …

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Oct
11

Injuries…What do we do?

 Injuries…What do we do? “Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey.” Unfortunately, in any sport, injuries are inevitable. Some are minor and some are major. Some can be even life changing and altering, while some can be a small scrape to the knee. But what can we do to …

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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
26

School Comes First, Right?

School Comes First, Right? “Don’t wait for tomorrow when you can start today.” As athletes and parents we tend to get blinded by the excitement when the words “college” and “softball” are fused together on the horizon for our daughter’s future. We forget or sometimes lose the ability to find balance with our busy schedules; …

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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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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
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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