Kids Today Have Changed

Kids Today Have Changed

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Phase Training To Build Faster, Stronger, Better Youth Athletes

Phase Training

Once again I was watching a youth athlete team and surprised at the actions of the coaches in regard to building their skills, athleticism and enthusiasm. This team had lost a game the day before… and the coaches weren’t happy. The coaches spent the first half of practice wearing the kids out with straight cardio…

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Change Your Practice Mentality And Stop Underperforming On Game Day

Mental Game

  Coach Daryl Weber spoke with Dr. Patrick Cohn, the president and founder of Peak Performance Sports (Windermere, Florida). Dr. Patrick J. Cohn teaches mental skills and sports psychology techniques to athletes, teams, and corporate professionals to help improve performance.  The conversation about improving performance centered around athletes who are perfectionists.   Perfection… meaning improvement, betterment,…

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Confidence, Mental Toughness & Mindfulness With Dr. Caroline Silby

Recently I spoke with Dr. Caroline Silby, Ph.D., who is a sought after expert on the development of young female athletes. She has appeared on numerous television programs including Oprah Winfrey, CNN, ABC-Wide World of Sports, and Oxygen Television. Dr. Silby is an author, adjunct Faculty member at American University and has worked on an…

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Positive Reinforcement & Communication With Joey Myers

Recently, I spoke with Joey Myers, the founder of the Hitting Performance Lab. He played 4 years of Division-1 baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003. He’s a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA), and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He also works with the…

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Learning Through Loss With Sam Weinman

It’s a given… When you play a sport, at some point you will win, and at some point you will lose.  While winning is a great feeling, it’s often hard for kids to experience The Loss.  Yet, learning out to navigate a loss is a necessary life lesson. Recently, I invited author, Sam Weinman, who…

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Sports Specialization & Culture Change With Mike Kuchar

Recently, Coach Daryl Weber spoke with Mike Kuchar, co-founder and senior manager of X and O Labs.  Mike has coached football for 17 years and recently joined the staff at North Plainfield High School in New Jersey as the defensive coordinator. He and the coaching staff are attempting to turn around the program. The first…

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Experts & Coaches: How To Motivate Youth Athletes, Encourage Focus and Avoid “Burnout”

Incredible Insights From 8 Nationally Recognized Coaches & Experts: Parents and Coaches both want to know how to develop discipline, commitment and drive in their young athletes without making them quit or give up on a sport that can offer them many life lessons. Recently we asked some of the top youth sports coaches &…

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1 Thing That Is Preventing Your Youth Athletes From Being Faster!

By Steve Preston, Sports Performance Specialist If you’re a coach or parent of youth athletes you understand the “need for speed” in your athletes. Speed on the field, court or track is the game-changer for athletic success. I admire coaches and parents who consistently work with their youth athletes in order to help build them…

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10 Ways To Increase Your Athletes Performances with Nutrition

By Steve Preston, Sports Performance Specialist As a Sports Performance Specialist my job is to help youth athletes improve strength, speed, coordination and long-term athleticism. Coaches and Parents of youth athletes spend so many countless hours on practices, resistance training, conditioning, and overall performance. Great:) The kids become better at their respective sport as they…

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