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  • Nov 18 2018

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    Last week we witnessed one of the worst displays of on-field violence when Kewan Platt clothes-lined his opponent.  While we see aggression in sports all the time, Platt's actions went well beyond the scope of normal aggression and could have re...

  • Nov 19 2018

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      Sports coaching tip of the day   I always felt like getting to the major leagues was my goal, but also believed it was a means to another end. I did not know what “the end” was at the time, but I knew that it was ...

  • Nov 15 2018

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    Youth sports coaching tip of the day: As a coach, I am always helping players to not let the “doubters” get them down. Unfortunately, often those doubters are their own parents, which makes this coaching job even harder. You must e...

  • Nov 13 2018

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    Youth sports coaching tips of the day Know the things that create fun for kids:   1. Be sure to make every team member feel like they are an important part of the team, not just the big contributors. 2. Give as equal amoun...

  • Nov 11 2018

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    Increasingly more baseball players are fighting back against the assertion that they are, essentially, replaceable when it comes to their on-field production.  Experts who feel this way rely on "Billy Ball" types of data to defend their claims, ...

  • Nov 12 2018

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    Coaching tips of the day: Many youth coaches lose perspective along the way after volunteering with great intentions. Much of the problem is because perspective is not defined. For the ninety-nine percent of volunteer coaches who want to be a posi...

  • Nov 09 2018

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    Research is all very well but its what we DO with the information once we have it that is important. We have established that mental fatigue adds to a decline in physical performance AND we have shown that training with sports spe...

  • Nov 08 2018

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    Coaching tips of the day   You are not only responsible for developing players skills but their attitudes as well. Prepare kids for future teams, coaches and high school.   * Encourage kids to pay attention to the coach&rs...

  • Nov 06 2018

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    Coaching tips of the day Two other tips for coaches that are often overlooked:   1. Encourage questions, don't just ask them. It is difficult for coaches to know what players understand. Coaches must encourage and praise those w...

  • Nov 05 2018

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    Following the LSU loss to Alabama head coach Ed Orgeron did the one thing coaches should avoid at all costs -- here's how to avoid this mistake and avoid what Ed did.  You can read more here. drstankovich.com

  • Oct 31 2018

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    Coaching tips of the day - Stay on top of these. Once these things start they spread and get out of hand. * Do not allow players to "show up" another player on the field or talk negatively of one off the field. Making any gesture after a teammate ma...

  • Oct 29 2018

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    Youth sports coaching tips of the day You should be able to answer yes to these questions to coach kids: 1, Do I have a background in the sport? 2. Do I have the time to devote for games and practices for the level played? 3. Do I have patience w...

  • Oct 28 2018

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    When it comes to youth sports it is not uncommon for some sports parents to have more motivation than their kids do.  When parents miss signs that their kids are disinterested or bored with sports, burnout can occur, and that can lead to a host ...

  • Oct 29 2018

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    Youth sports coaching tip of the day  I Always try to coach as if my students will someday coach themselves. Studies on how people learn show that people who understand the basics of an action, and the "why" for it, can adjust in the heat of t...

  • Oct 25 2018

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    Youth sports coaching tips of the day   I will often use this line when players struggle with their hitting. I ask them to take extra infield or outfield practice. They give me that quizzical look, but I explain there are many ways t...

  • Oct 24 2018

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    Youth sports coaching tips of the day   It's not like you have to coddle kids but it is important how and what you say to players. Questions are good but when they put players on the defensive with them, you will never get true ans...

  • Oct 23 2018

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    The late baseball great Mickey Mantle used to run with his head down after hitting a home run as not to show up the pitcher who served him the dinger.  Today, however, it's all about self-adulation, taunting, and showboating -- wouldn't it be ni...

  • Oct 23 2018

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    Youth sports coaching tip of the day   There comes a time in every coach’s career when they do not see eye to eye with one or more of the players on the team. When the situation lingers, a one-on-one meeting with the player o...

  • Oct 22 2018

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    Youth Sports coaching tips of the day Coaches, you can only control some things. Many parents would ask if I would make their son a major leaguer. How I wanted to respond was this answer from a famous athlete when they were asked, “how do I ge...

  • Oct 22 2018

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    When things do not go your way. All teams encounter difficult times. Inevitably, there will be times when their results do not meet your and others’ expectations. Sports can be very humbling. At times, everyone feels bad and helpless, not know...