5 STEPS TO MAKING A COACH OUT OF A PLAYER

It's a Bit Different on the Other Side

Bill Russell was amazing in his day. Not only was he the NBA Most Valuable Player five times and an NBA All-Star twelve times, Russell was also a NBA champion coach. He led the Celtics to two NBA championships when he was a coach and that was amazing. Russell was one-of-a-kind.

Coach Bill Russell

I say this because Bill Russell was a champion as a player and as a coach, and it doesn’t happen too often. Sadly, incredibly good players can be terrible coaches. The transition is not always easy and not everyone can do it.

You must sleep sometime between lunch and dinner, and no halfway measures. Take off your clothes and get into bed. That’s what I always do. Don’t think you will be doing less work because you sleep during the day. That’s a foolish notion held by people who have no imaginations. You will be able to accomplish more. You get two days in one—well, at least one and a half.

Winston Churchill

5 TIPS TO MENTALLY OVERCOME AN INJURY

Are you suffering from a sports-related injury? Are you struggling with the mental challenges associated with your injury?  Injuries, often unavoidable, can come in all different forms and can sometimes put you on the sideline for an unknown period of time. 

injury

When faced with a serious sports injury, you are initially flooded with different thoughts and emotions. Disappointment, hopelessness, and depression are just a few emotions that will circulate within you during this challenging time. A serious injury can fill you with uncertainty, often revealing mental illness with the thought that you may never return to the sport you are so passionate about.

COACHING LEGENDS: HAYES AND KNIGHT

Oh, The Memory Lingers in Their Devoted Players

Woody Hayes and Bobby Knight are two icons of America’s sports history. Both men achieved incredible levels of success, winning against teams that had considerable talent as well. The secret of the wins these men achieved lies in how they coached their teams.

Legendary Coaches

Both were controversial, and they were also exceptional teachers.

Woody Hayes coached at Denison University, Miami University of Ohio, and the Ohio State University. His career record was 238 – 72–10.

5 STEPS TO MOTIVATING YOUR STAR ATHLETE

A talented athlete is a blessing or curse for any coach. This young person is someone who can go one step above the rest of the team and the performance is noticed by people in the stands. Unfortunately, this same star can rest on the laurels. He or she may not feel the need to put forth any more effort than necessary.

It could be trouble for any coach because only average performance might result in a loss.

Gifted athletes sometimes live in the here and now. They know their success and the type of skills which got them where they are currently.

IS YOUR MENTAL GAME NEGATIVELY IMPACTING YOUR PERFORMANCE?

Words have power.  They have the most influence on how you truly see yourself. Many times when you say words that are tied to a negative statement, that targets a perceived limiting ability.

mental game

Your ability to achieve starts with how you see yourself. No matter what you say with your mouth, the world will know what you really believe in how you do.  Emerson said it this way, “What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you are saying.”  If you really want to perform at your highest potential you must avoid the following nine words when reasoning.

HOW TO SPOT WARNING SIGNS IN YOUNG ATHLETES

Washington State University received an enormous shock when it was discovered that quarterback Tyler Hilinski committed suicide. He was a young man who appeared to have everything going for him, including perhaps being the starting quarterback for following season. The suicide leaves people puzzled but it is a warning call for all collegiate athletics.

Tyler Hilinski Suicide