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Teams Win Championships: A Case Study

Players win games, teams win championships. To me that phrase means that individuals have great statistics in sports, but it takes a group of people working together in order to achieve greatness when faced with other groups of people that want to accomplish the same thing. Two seasons with one of my basketball teams were a great study in this. The same players were on both teams, but in 2016 the team lost every game and finished last. In 2017...

A Rant On Accountability And Sports

One of the great values of sports is that they have the potential to teach accountability. This is one of the most difficult things to incorporate into coaching. It’s also one of the things that makes young people quit sports at an early age.   Accountability is extremely important to functioning in the adult world and there are an awful lot of people who don’t have this capability. I can use a lot of adjectives and phrases to describe someone...

All Training Tools Have Limitations

Strength training is a wonderful tool to help increase sports performance and to prevent injuries.  There are some things that it does extremely well, but it has limitations when it comes to the conditioning of athletes.   Let’s begin with what strength training does very well.  Basically, it develops physical qualities that form the foundation for sporting success.  These include muscle mass, soft tissue (ligaments and tendons) strengthening to prevent injuries, increasing maximal strength, increasing power, and increasing the ability...