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The Truth About Making it to the Pros in Athletics

By Dr. Bret Simmermacher Sports & Fitness Network, Contributor When every young athlete begins their career they dream of making it big in the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), or Major League Baseball (MLB). What most people don’t tell them are the odds are against them of ever making it to that level. The number of high school athletes that actually go on to play college or professional sports is extremely competitive.
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Conducting Effective Tryouts and Evaluations

By Joe Rice Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Having seen and participated in hundreds of pre-season evaluations as a coach, there are certain strategies and methods that lead to more effective tryouts. These effective practices can be broken down into three phases; pre-tryout phase, tryout phase and post tryout phase.
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Player Development in Youth Sports

By Brian Freeland Sports Fitness Network, Contributor Player development continues to be one of the most significant aspects of coaching youth sports. The importance of enhancing individual player technical skills and tactical knowledge should be emphasized in youth sports repeatedly. However, it appears many youth sport coaches and parents inadvertently push individual player development aside in attempt to improve team performance and give their team a better chance to win.
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