🔥 "Each action you take is a vote for the type of person you want to become." 🔥
This. Share this with coaches *and* parents...! Reminders are only useful when given before they're needed. 😉
#DearCoach: Here's the only tick list you need when coaching this weekend:
1. Make it fun ✅
2. Say less ✅
3. Empower THEM ✅...
4. Enthuse ✅
5. Include ✅
6. Be a role model ✅
7. Smile ✅
8. Build community ✅
9. Let them play ✅
10. Engage ✅
11. Remember that it’s never about you ✅
12. Go to 1 (and start over again!)
—via Dr. Martin Toms. 🙌
— Having achieved everything an athlete could dream of, why she still does it.
— How she's maintained her love of the sport.
— Worst advice she's been given.
Here’s a 🎁 that’ll keep giving over and over again...! Share this with the athletes in your charge – and parents too.
Nick Foles, from backup to Superbowl MVP, on #failure: "I think the big thing is don’t be afraid to fail,” Foles said. “In our society today, with Instagram and Twitter, it’s a highlight. It’s all the good things. When you look at it, you have a bad day, you think your life isn’t as good, you’re failing. Failure is a part of life. It’s a part of building character and growing. Without failure, who would you be? I wouldn’t be up here if I hadn’t fallen thousands of times, made mistakes. We all are human. We all have weaknesses. Just being able to share that and be transparent."
Does technique r-e-a-l-l-y matter?
It's the greatest gift...!
This pretty much sums up what the pursuit of excellence looks like: Right this way… Take that… Deal with this… Deal with that… Think you've made it?! Think again! … Ok, go ahead now… Oh, no you don’t… You’re on🔥! Not so quick… Beat it💨. Made it. No, you didn’t… Try, try again.
Fittingly, this game is called: #TrapAdventure 🤣
We need more #childdesigned spaces...!
“Gather kids, give them a ball or two and some open space. Tell them to create a new game, then simply observe. Things you may likley see: Creativity, Arguments, Compromise, speed, agility, reaction, movers, thinkers, manipulators, cheater, smiles, tears, high fives and FUN #LTAD”
Above all else: Coach the child, not just the sport.
“You don’t need to see different things, but rather to see things differently.
—Vern Gambetta (@coachgambet...ta)
Do something every day that builds your mental strength!
"Mental health is *AS* important in athletes and players as physical health. Making sure that everyone is “fit“, in the broadest sense, is essential and try not to just assume. Spend time learning about this area as much as you would invest in physical conditioning. Vital." —Nick Levett...
"Public service announcement for athletes (elite, age-group, and weekend warriors) and coaches: Before you spend even a minute worrying about ice baths, foam rolling, graduated compression, electrical muscle stimulation, or supplements, EAT then SLEEP."
"...lead from the front line, not from some safe and comfortable ivory tower."
Check out this email from Tesla's Elon Musk. This line made me 😯...!
"I will then go down to the production line and perform the same task that they perform."
A great reminder: "...leadership is not about protection — it’s about connection." ⚡️
Children have never failed to imitate US...