Tag Archives: Competition

Coaching Skills – Execution and Success

January 22, 2014

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Contributed by expert Lee Taft Do You Want Success Or To Have It Your Way? Oftentimes, coaches get caught up in having everything done their way. They have no flexibility or willingness to allow their athletes to do things differently. This can become an issue on a team, especially when the athlete is correct. Let’s […]

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE WHEN TRAINING YOUNG ATHLETES

November 4, 2013

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Contributed by Lee Taft, Owner of Sports Speed, Etc. and Lee Taft Speed Academy (http://speedinsiders.com/ and http://leetaft.com/)   Far too often, I see coaches and trainers treating young athletes like older and more mature athletes. It has been talked about a lot recently that being too overbearing and “pushy” with young athletes leads to drop out! I […]

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Simple Goals: Fueling Properly for Camps, Tournaments, & Workouts Under the Summer Sun

August 7, 2013

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  Contributed by Jenna Stranzl RD, CISSN (http://jennastranzl.com) The moment you start to feel shaky during a shift, practice, at-bat, or stint on the tennis court, is an indication of inadequate fueling to your central nervous system. Going through long gaps without feeding your body can make you under-fueled not only for that very day, […]

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The 10 Keys to Keeping your Youth Athlete Healthy – Part 2

July 10, 2013

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Contributed by Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS 1. Foster relationships with people who influence your child’s athletic development. More importantly foster relationships with your child. Get to know your child’s coaches, trainers, rehab specialists, etc. and foster an open forum to discuss your child’s progress. Do not be afraid to ask questions but also do place […]

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The Biggest Mistake a Coach Can Make…

June 24, 2013

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Similar to Coach Vern Gambetta’s Facebook post a couple of months ago Speed Coach Lee Taft posted something along the same lines. He has allowed me to share his thoughts below. You can find out more information from Coach Taft at www.speedinsiders.com. ‘Biggest mistakes a coach can make is to not understand the maturation process […]

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