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 The Greatest Moment in Sports You’ve Never Heard About

The John Landy Story When we think of the greatest moments in sports, we typically think of players scoring a game-winning goal, making the shot at the buzzer, or throwing the winning touchdown. It always ends in triumph, in winning the big trophy or the gold medal....

One Athlete’s Perspective on Losing His Season to Coronavirus

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward Patrick Baldwin Class of 2021, Hamilton High School (Sussex, WIX) My Story with Covid-19 About thirteen months ago, I put out a tweet that read “365 days”, which marked the beginning of Hamilton's quest towards hoisting the coveted...

How and Why You Need to Sleep More to Achieve Peak Performance

The Foundation of Elite Performance As the buzzer signals the end of a game, Philadelphia 76ers star Tobias Harris also recognizes it as a signal for bedtime. Immediately after a game, he starts getting ready for bed—not exactly what you would expect from an NBA...

How to Support Injured Players and Keep Them Engaged

Think back to a few player injuries in your program. If your experience is anything like mine or the many coaches we support, then you might relate to the following: One of your key players takes a bad fall during the game. Oh, no! Is this serious? You and the trainer...

Six Habits to Improve Your Athletes Sleep

The Cost of Wakefulness In 2003, researchers from Penn and Harvard Medical Schools wanted to see if people could avoid the “recommended” amount of sleep without suffering serious negative consequences. Over a two-week period, the researchers studied four groups of...

The Five Conversations I Want to Have with Parents

It’s Not About the Shark In 1974, the young film director, Steven Spielberg, faced a costly, growing problem. He was trying to make a movie about a shark, but he didn’t have a working shark. The mechanical sharks they had built for the movie Jaws wouldn’t stop...

If You Couldn’t Play at All…

“If you couldn’t play at all, would you be a valuable teammate every day?” –Brad Stevens Be honest: When you get injured; When you foul out of the game; When your coach pulls you out because of a mistake; When your teammate beats you out for playing time; When you...

What to Do When Your Coach Stinks

The Worst Play Call of the Year On September 30, 2018, Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin made a very questionable play call against Ohio State during their biggest game of the season. He made the call for a run on 4th and 5, down 1 point with a minute...

What to Do When You’re Not Getting Any Playing Time

Listen on iTunes Here Jordan Patterson’s Story Jordan spent her first two seasons as the backup catcher for the University of Alabama softball team. Coming to Alabama, she knew she’d have to pay her dues and earn a starting spot. So, she showed up everyday with a...

11 Things A Summer Job Teaches You That Sports and School Can’t

Summer Jobs versus Sports 6 Minute Read and Listen on iTunes I have had a lot of different summer jobs in my life, but the hardest I ever had was installing air conditioning systems in Columbia, South Carolina. 100-degree summer days only get worse when you are...

The Alternative to Setting Goals

Use Purpose to Guide Your Process 6 Minute Read or Listen Here “Real leadership is not about getting things done. Real leadership is about living a mission that others can follow.” –Jamie Gilbert Running My 1st Marathon In June of 2017, I registered to run my first...

The 1% Investment That Could’ve Made an NBA MVP

They are not not the chosen few, but the few that have chosen. The Story of Steve and John Steve has $1. John has $5. One day Steve and John decide to take that money and put it to work. At the end of the day, Steve has $1.01 and John has $5.05. Both experience 1%...

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