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John Evert Asks a Great Question

John Evert, Director of Coaching at the Evert Tennis Academy (and yes, brother of Chris Evert) was our guest on my Heartbeat Radio show today at 1:30 PM. In the middle of our interview, he asked a question relating to my experience with my own children. He asked, "Do you think your kids performed/competed for you?"…
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From Compliance to Commitment – A Team’s Journey

Derek Wolfe readily admits that during his early years of coaching baseball he chose the role of intimidator. "With the right posture and tone of voice a high school coach can intimidate any player and use threats to get the results he wants." Says Wolfe, "I just wanted the wins."However he found the results weren't…
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Words of Wisdom About Playing Time

Coach Sal Lombardo of the Orlando Scorpions Baseball program was my guest on my weekly radio show today. We spoke primarily about the relationship between parents and coaches when boys are in the 13 through 15 age bracket. I asked Coach Sal how parents should handle their concerns about playing time for their players.  The answer…
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Do They Need to Know Their Mistakes?

One of the strategies I share with coaches in my workshop How Credible Coaches Create Confident Competitors is called "Getting Rid of Don't". I firmly believe that our first impulse in coaching -- which is to say, "Don't do it that way" -- is completely counter-productive. Not only does it send the negative message of, "You're wrong,…
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