Mindful Breathing: Learning to be in The Moment

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet The goal of Mindful Breathing is to: (a) calm you down somewhat, make you aware of thoughts that may be unpleasant or self-defeating, which you can explore and “cognitively restructure” later, (b) take some of your … Continue reading

Stress: The Monkey on Your Back and Ways to Shake Him Off

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Whether you’re an athlete or a coach, the daily grind that is competitive sports can be stressful. The vast amount of time spent and effort expended regarding your specific sport is tough enough on its own, … Continue reading

Not Every Practice Makes Perfect: The Need for Deliberate Practice

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Practice makes perfect – this means that the more you practice, the better you will become. If you want to become great, then you should practice as much as possible. “See how fast you are getting … Continue reading

Under-Recovery and Over-Training: Awareness for Coaches and Athletes

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet The terms under-recovery and over-training are used quite frequently by coaches and athletes. These terms seem simple – the athlete has not fully recovered (under-recovery) and/or the athlete has excessively trained (over-training). However it is more … Continue reading

Effective Coaching Series, Pt. 1: The Application of Self-determination Theory to Coaching

Posted by Adam Skoranski Hello blogging world, sports fans, coaches, and everyone else in between. I hope you all had a spectacular holiday season, and are ready to hit the ground running in 2013. What follows is my first post … Continue reading

Fostering A Positve Mindset: Take Control of Negative Self-Talk

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Today I will be focusing on Step 5 of the 7-Step model of developing mental toughness I introduced a few weeks ago. To refresh, the 7-step model is: 1.) Find the right attitude and state of … Continue reading