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Demotion to Promotion

Almost all of us can remember a time in our lives when we worked really hard to get to reach a goal professionally or perhaps physically and felt great when we accomplished it. Reaching goals are some of the best feelings in the world. When the goals are big, the journey is typically harder and […]

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Exceptional Athletes, Average Coping Skills

Many athletes start playing sports at a very young age. Some start as early as 5 or 6yrs old. You can drive past a park on any given Saturday and see numerous kids running around chasing a soccer ball or rounding the bases on a baseball field. In the fall you will undoubtedly see 100’s […]

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Who is it For?

Most parents like to see their children succeed. It doesn’t matter if it’s in sports, academia, music, and dance or in some other way. A child’s success gives the parent a since of pride that most parents’ haven’t experienced since they were children. There’s nothing wrong with being proud of your child. It’s actually very […]

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Law of Consistency

Before a young child ever steps foot in an athletic arena, they typically must have some sort of motivation. Yes, I know there are some parents’ who force their child to play sports, but normally the child has some level of motivation to play the sport. For many children it’s just the idea of having […]

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Grudges in Sports

  “There’s times we cuss each other out, but that’s part of being brothers, because I know if I need something, he’ll be there, and if I need to talk to someone outside of basketball, he’ll be there. It’s a real brotherhood type of relationship. We’re like family.” Those are the words that Kevin Durant […]

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Trash Talking in Sports

Trash talking has been around for as long as I can remember. It has been described as insulting or boastful conversation with someone in an attempt to intimidate or humiliate them. Trash talking typically occurs in sports and it’s actually encouraged to a certain level. A lot of athletes’ learn to trash talk while playing […]

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Cool As Ice

I haven’t watched the Atlanta Falcons play any games this year, but I’ve heard about how great their offense is. Last night during the Super Bowl was my first opportunity to see what the Falcons are capable of and I was very impressed. It wasn’t necessarily the score that I was impressed with, but the […]

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No Excuses, Just Execution

We all run into obstacles throughout various times in our lives. It’s not the obstacle that stops people, but their response. Your power to decide your attitude is the greatest power you have and it’s important that you use it wisely. The obstacle can either empower you or discourage you. Wheelchair racer Josh George used […]

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Positive Encouragement

Can encouragement be unkind or unsympathetic? Can you get that team member to play better by cussing and or screaming? And if so, is this really the way we want our children to learn to work hard in order to reach their goal? Whatever their goal is I believe that the captain of the basketball […]

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The Little Things

Many years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “It’s always the right time to do the right thing.” Those powerful words still ring true today. There was a lot of turmoil going on during the time when Dr. King said those words and I can say we’ve come a long way as a Country […]

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