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How the Best Athletes Crush Absolutely Everything like Magic

Motivation is a product of desire, and no matter how much a coach tries to motivate an athlete, without desire nothing great will be accomplished, and more importantly, nothing great will ever be sustained.  Dr. Waitley in his over 30 years in the sports psychology industry and experience with professional and Olympic athletes has determined that it is not a coach’s job to motivate...

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The 6 Movement Patterns that will make Quick Improvements

By Coach Hoy, MS, CSCS, SCCC, PES, TPI1, RPR In order to create effective performance training programs (think improvements), it is important for a strength coach to understand how to analyze the functions/demands of a sport.  In this post, I’d like to mention 6 movement patterns (fundamental) for quick and lasting improvements and examples of each. Whether you are a parent, athlete, or coach, it’s useful to know these patterns to recognize if your program is using them for your development or the development of your athletes. Using these 6 movement patterns, it is possible for a less experienced coach to design “functionally” based performance programs.  Implementing all of these patterns into a program can help an athlete move better, and lead...

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Truth About Sleep that will Challenge You to Be Better

By Coach Hoy, MS, CSCS, SCCC, PES, RPR1, TPI1   In a previous post I wrote about the 11 effective habits to give you better sleep. As a parent of 4, sometimes I find it very difficult to get my kids in their beds and asleep at somewhat regular or normal times.  I cannot stress enough how important sleep is not only for our health, but also for improvements in fitness in sports performance. So, in this post, I am going to provide more detailed information showing just how important sleep is to performance and fitness. (If you want some tips to sleep better, see the previous post on Sleep). I’d like to share with you some information from a...

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Tips for Helping Young Athletes Set Better Goals

By Coach Hoy, MS, CSCS, SCCC, PES Every new athlete at my former fitness and performance training company, Finish First Sports Performance, was required to complete an introductory questionnaire, which included an exercise where he/she must list a few athletic and life goals.  The point of this activity was to get each athlete or client thinking about setting goals and beginning the accountability process.  I gave each person as much time as they needed to think about the goals they would write down, and offered questions that helped them think about what their goals really were.   In order to set better goals, they would first need to clearly identify their ‘why’, they would need to find the root of...

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