Sports coaching… it’s about helping the player and the team become their absolute best. Some maintain that sports are more than agility and ability – it’s about harnessing and leveraging mental and emotional focus and power. Player performance is more about excelling in sports, it’s about the best way to balance all aspects of your life. And… when playing in a team environment, it’s about understanding how your strengths contribute to team performance and how the interaction with your teammates and competitors gives you a never-ending stream of opportunities to grow, achieve, and overcome obstacles.
Flexibility is a key element in a baseball players success. Sadly, there are many misunderstandings as to what type of stretching is appropriate as well as what particular muscles should or shouldn’t be stretched in order to prevent injuries and perform at a high level.
Balance training is unfortunately often overlooked when it comes to training baseball players. This can lead to injuries or decreased performance.
As an ice hockey goalie coach and sport psychology consultant I work with athletes, predominantly ice hockey goaltenders (goalies), who must constantly deal with failure, being scored on, and the resulting reaction of the crowd (disappointment, scorn, derision), parents (embarrassment, negative criticism, scorn), teammates (disappointment, scorn, derision), coaches (judgementalism, disappointment, scorn, derision), and themselves (disappointment, scorn, derision, low self-efficacy, loss of confidence, and resulting creative mortification). Beghetto, (2013, 2014) states that creative mortification is the loss of one’s willingness to pursue a particular creative aspiration following a negative performance outcome. My role is to teach these athletes how to manage failure, and in the face of it, continue to perform up to their potential.
How many basketball players think that because they are not scoring 20+ points a game, that they are not impacting the game? Most players do. But I am here to tell you that you do not have to score the most points to have an effective game. If you don’t...
The purpose of training is that it helps you gain the qualifications, knowledge and skills in a particular area of interest.
As an athlete, do your own research when choosing a coach/team. Anyone can direct you on where to go and give you advice as an outsider. Just remember, the person who knows where you lack/gain the most, is yourself! Be a leader, not a follower.