The Essence of Motivation

The Essence of Motivation

Why athletes do what they do is the essence of motivation. The most likely reason is that they enjoy doing it. The key driver to motivation is accomplishment, and this achievement to some athletes feel good.   The coach needs…

Embracing the Challenge

Embracing the Challenge

Mihayli Csikszentmihaly, the author of Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life, noted, “Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival and more likely to improve the quality of life…

Sport Performance

Feel Good About Your Sport Performance

Many great players have pursued honing a perfect technique in order to improve their consistency and improve results. Players like Tiger Woods and Serena Williams are perfectionists. They have learned how to get away with the “perfectionist mindset.” Sport Psychologist…

Cut Weight Before a Fight

How To Cut Weight Before a Fight

To cut weight before a fight can be challenging, but weigh class divisions exist so the matches are more equitable in terms of body size, strength and agility. However, many athletes in different combat sports acutely reduce body mass in…

Is Winning-at-all-costs Everything ?

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” - Henry Russell (Red) Sanders, former UCLA and Vanderbilt football coach. Is a “winning is everything” philosophy supported by research? No, not according to  Dr. Ron Smith, and the article published in the Journal…

Sport Psychologist

Thinking to Become a Sports Psychologist?

In our society people love sports, and (for better or worse) this love of sports means there is a need for sports psychologist to help those involved in athletics. With the above in mind, you should first understand that sports…

Talent athlete

Talent Isn’t Enough. This is Why Some Athletes are actually the Best!

I’ve talked with a lot of people, and what I found out was a surprise. I’ve asked non athletic people is they think that talent is enough and that’s way the best athletes succeed in sport. A huge number of…

Sport Performance and Mental Preparation

Sport Performance and Mental Preparation

The Most Important Key Questions and Answers on Mental Preparation in Sport Performance What unique challenges present the athlete of endurance or multi-sport events? In the case of single endurance events, such as marathoning, the unique challenge is keep the…

Sports Genes

Should You Test Your Kid For Sports Genes?

We have often heard or used the phrase “sport, it’s in your DNA”, yet when it comes to sport, this could be true. Sport is ever-evolving, and with that, so is the notion of sport science. Sport science is delving…

Tips For A Better Coach

25 Tips For A Better Coach

Below are 25 of the best tips, tricks, thoughts, and ideas that will make you a better sport coach. 1. Design Drills That Thrill Too commonly, “drills” see young athletes robotically going through the motions – often repeatedly and sometimes…

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