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The Mentality of the Max

By Aaron Mehl
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

Everyone has an opinion on how testing should be done in regards to their athletes. If you ask ten coaches how they test their athletes you could very well get ten different answers. Which method is the safest? Which method best relates to athletic performance? The answer may be much more complex than you think...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Athletic Coaches

By Joe Rice Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Many of us have created a few New Year's Resolution to improve ourselves personally. Usually these include something about losing weight or exercising more and will last for a few weeks (for me they lasted a few hours). However, we should also take a few moments and consider some ways to improve our coaching career. Here are a few ideas to help us become better coaches.
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Are Travel Baseball Teams the Answer?

By Dr. Bret Simmermacher Contributor, Sport and Fitness Network Parents spend thousands of dollars to make sure their son becomes a part of one of these teams. They travel near and far to watch them play, pay for uniform costs, pay for nights in hotels, in the hopes of obtaining a baseball scholarship to help with the cost of their education. So I have to ask the question, is all of this really necessary?
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The Playing Time Blame Game

By Dr. Bret Simmermacher, DSM Contributor, Sport and Fitness Network I can think of many reasons a coach may not play a player. Missing practice, struggling with academics, behavior issues, missing team functions frequently, unable to learn plays or concepts, and so on… Since when is it a right to be able to play just because you show up?
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