Category Archives: Coaches

Articles and tips for coaches who want to give their athletes the edge on the competition.

Brilliant Coaches: They know how to push your buttons

As the National Hockey League prepares for the 2014-15 season, teams are filling gaps in positions and skill sets, so that in six months (and 82 games) of player trades, injuries, fatigue, drama of contracts, personality clashes, media and fan … Continue reading

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The Olympics are almost here

Coaches – no last-minute changes please Athletes get the medals; not coaches.  Coaches get their rewards as an offshoot of their athlete’s success.  The individual athlete or team players get the limelight; the coach gets the supporting role or honorable … Continue reading

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When the Coach is in the Zone

Hockey playoff season is happening right now and this tip is for hockey coaches as well as coaches in other sports. Coaches set the tone and the example for the team in terms of posture and physiology. If the coaches … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Sport Cross-Training Results

How elite athletes target high performance physiology from the get-go Have you ever started off your season where running is just plain not fun and warming up takes forever? Or perhaps this sounds like all of your training runs.  If … Continue reading

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The impact one athlete can have despite a screaming coach

How a 14-year old uses the Zone to take leadership and inspire his team I’ve written many blogs and articles on the need to be in the Zone and the following email exchange between a client’s father and me demonstrates … Continue reading

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SportExcel tip for your sport: Balance Training

Core stability is a must in every sport. Some sports need cross training to develop this kind of stability and balance cushions offer an easy way to achieve it, especially after an injury. Bob Palmer offers this tip as to … Continue reading

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Change is difficult. Myth or truth in your sport?

There are so many myths around change and they similarly fit into the category “If you believe something to be true or not, you are right.” Change takes time… Change is hard… Change is disruptive… You will probably get worse … Continue reading

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