Archive for February, 2015
High performance junior athletes: how to help them become the best
High performance in sports stands for a continued effort and consistent results in our ability to play, adapt and read the game effectively. While talent is a huge part of this, there goes a lot of training, practice and learning into becoming a high performing athlete. Young athletes that are at high performance levels achieve […]
Being the ideal team member: simple steps to make your team better
Relying on individual talents to win every game is not a great strategy. Team sports are won by the team and for the team. While there will always be differences in talent and physical ability, we cannot forget that team sports are all about what the collective talent and effort can create. Learning the traits […]
The pre-game: the art of being and staying ready
The time you spend before a game is just as important as the training you have done in the months and weeks before to get into shape. The pregame routine or preparation is the culmination of your hard work and the time you use to bring all your preparation together to use in the moment […]
Dealing with setbacks in sport: another chance of success.
Time and time again, life happens. Left turns are a reality we have to face. Reaching for the stars and falling flat on our face is something that is bound to happen. We might have all we need to achieve success in sports and in life, and yet we can get blindsided and lose all […]
Guide to buying hockey sticks for junior field hockey players
Buying a hockey stick today is like opening Pandora's box. If you have ever visited your local field hockey equipment store you will be overwhelmed by the range of sticks out there for hockey.
For a person who has never played hockey, or is new to hockey or even the seasoned field hockey player and coach like myself, it can become quickly confusing on what field hockey stick to buy. Trust me I know, I recently spent 2 hours in the store with my 11 year old daughter trying to […]