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How to Replace Confusion with Clarity In Youth Sports Programs

Famous author, speaker, and philanthropist, Steve Maraboli, says, "A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success." Unfortunately, if you have spent any amount of time involved with an organization that operates in confusion, then you know this to be true. In fact, it is quite easy for a youth sports…
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How to Have Constructive Conflict

One of the greatest misconceptions is that conflict is bad, and should be avoided at all costs. For this reason, many people run from almost every conflict situation and rarely get to experience productive or constructive conflict. Whether you are youth sports national association, league or local club, conflict seems inescapable. You are challenged with…
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Is Your Athlete Bummed Out or Burnt Out?

Peak performance comes at a price. Anyone who has worked hard to master a musical instrument, reach the elite level in a sport, or become the authority in their field, understands that the expenditure required can be quite costly. Anders Erickson – a Swedish researcher –  found that 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” was the…
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Make A Difference as A Certified Sports Family Coach

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," Nelson Mandela once said. Nearly 10 years ago, David Benzel set out to change the world of youth sports using this same logic. From his own experiences as an athlete, parent, and coach he saw a need and realized that education…
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