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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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Focus on these 3 Main Things for Youth Athletic Success

By Coach Hoy, MS, CSCS, SCCC, PES, TPI1 Successful coaches and athletes alike understand and appreciate the value of proper preparation and its relationship to achieving success in sports competition.  But what many athletes and coaches don't understand are the three main components that need to be addressed for optimal athletic success: physical preparation, tactical/technical preparation, and mental or psychological preparation. Physical Preparation Physical preparation is any type of training that addresses the physical elements of sports such as mobility, flexibility, strength, speed, power, acceleration, deceleration, dynamic vision, reaction time, and sports nutrition. All of these elements need to be addressed to help best prepare an athlete or team for successful sports competition. Tactical/Technical Preparation Tactical/technical preparation is training specific...

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3 Rules to Keep Moving Forward: A Story by Dr. John C. Maxwell

By Coach Hoy, MS, CSCS, SCCC, PES, TPI1   Over the course of my coaching career, I have written many articles about goal setting for sports success.  I feel that it is one of the most important action items towards success in any field, just not sports.  It is important to know that when you set your goals, write out your steps, and act on them, you will be further ahead than most, and moving in the right direction.   Unfortunately, as you attain your goals, not everyone in your circle of friends will want to celebrate with you.  Dr. John C. Maxwell, in his book “Your Roadmap For Success,” says that there are two types of people:  firefighters, and firelighters. ...

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How to Use 9 Coaching Guidelines to Enhance Athlete Development

By Coach Hoy, MS, CSCS, SCCC, PES In my years as a strength and conditioning professional I have had the opportunity to coach a lot of young athletes, from varying ability levels and many different sports.  I have been involved with organizations responsible for long term youth athlete development: some of which did an excellent job with their task and others who have failed miserably.  At the same time, I have been fortunate enough to work with Olympic, Professional, and high level high school, college, and amateur athletes from many different sports, who all benefitted from coaches and parents who helped foster development and a passion for sports and growth along the way. (9 Coaching Guidelines) Fitness and performance training...

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11 Effective Habits to Give You Better Sleep

By Coach Hoy, MS, CSCS, SCCC, PES Parents, athletes, and coaches have known for years that getting plenty of sleep is one of the most important factors in optimal recovery in sports.  One of the least expensive fitness and performance factors that can have a huge impact on results is giving yourself high quality sleep.  Getting better sleep is a requirement for you to perform better in not only sports and fitness, but also your work and life activities. However, it still seems that most people are deprived of quality sleep, and as a result, often not achieving full recovery from activities, work, games, practices and/or workouts.  I want to provide you with proven habits and helpful tips for better...

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