Articles

May 8, 2016

For an athlete to truly develop mental toughness, it must be engrained in all components of the player’s makeup. Players with supreme mental toughness demonstrate the following “toughness behaviors” and coaches should continually reinforce these behaviors.

May 8, 2016

In today’s world of high school sports, athletes often play on a high school team and participate in an off-season select or travel team so they are being directed by two different coaches.  As a parent, your involvement is critical to make sure everyone is on the same page.

May 8, 2016

Participating in a sport such as track or swimming where athletes compete in individual races can be tough because as an athlete, you’re competing on an island in many ways and the spotlight is often bright.  Therefore, an athlete may face challenges in rebounding from a poor race performance. Here are three points to share with your child when faced with the disappointment of not performing well in a big race.

May 8, 2016

Bruce Brown, who has served as Director of ProActive Coaching and been a special presenter in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) “Champions of Character” initiative, provides the following advice to parents on how they support their athlete to have a great experience playing high school sports.

May 8, 2016

An athlete’s performance athletically is keyed so much by how he or she is feeling mentally.  Here are five points to emphasize to your athlete so that they are mentally ready to perform at their best.

April 3, 2016

When training high school athletes, the weightroom focus is on building a foundation of movement. In this roundtable, five veteran strength coaches at this level share their methods

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