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'Catch Them Doing Something Right': How Coaches Can Be More Positive

Sports are black-and-white. You either drained the shot or you didn't. You either caught the ball or you didn't. You either won the game or you did...

10 Characteristics of an Awesome Teammate

Great teams are built with great teammates. When the Miami Heat brought LeBron James and Chris Bosh in to team with Dwyane Wade, their friendship o...

5 Powerful Tips for Coaching Millennial Athletes

Nothing drives me more crazy than hearing adults despairingly utter the words, "kids have changed." I sure hope they have! The world has undergone ...

Coaching Kids? Use These 3 Tips to Connect With Them Better

Connecting with kids can be tough. Especially when it's been decades since you've been one. If you work with youth athletes in any role, understanding...

3 All-Too-Common Mistakes Trainers Make on Social Media

Social media is powerful. It connects us with people we might never have the chance to converse with otherwise. It exposes us to new ideas. It allows ...

Labor of Love: The Nation's Top High School Volleyball Coach on Building Better Team Culture

Oviedo volleyball was under pressure. Entering the 2018 season, their roster included five returning starters from a team that finished 25-4 a year...

How My Volleyball Team Survived a 15-Hour Tournament Day and Just Kept Winning

My Elite club team and I recently traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts for our New England Regional Volleyball Association qualifier tournament. Thi...

Julie Foudy Says Team Culture Made U.S. Women's Soccer Unbeatable

Great teams exist as one unit. They trust each other, they support each other, and they push each other. When divisions form inside a team, those frac...

6 Tips for Coaching a Difficult Player

Coaches do their best to have a team filled with players who are not only skilled in their sport, but who also have a good attitude, are coachable and...

Why Every Student-Athlete Should Get a Part-Time Job

Chris Paul pumped gas. David Johnson cleaned dorm rooms. J.J. Watt delivered pizzas. Many of the world's best athletes worked some very mundane job...

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