Refuel, Relax & Reset During Tournaments

It is summer time! This is the time that AAU season starts and the traveling begins! With the pandemic occurring, I know things might be a little different from the previous years, but your mindset shouldn’t change because of it! There might not be any fans in the crowd, there might not be college coaches…

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Evidence-Based Training: Your Goal Dictates Your Behavior

Evidence-Based Training: Your Goal Dictates Your Behavior   Do you incorporate goal setting sheets with your athletes? If you answered yes, it is likely that you have received responses from your athletes that may include statements such as “I want to get stronger”, I want to get faster”, “I am going to work harder”, etc? …

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Meeting of The MindZ Football

St. Vincent College Football Div. 3 Head Coach Aaron Smetanka on Meeting of the MindZ Fresno State Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Nick O’Brien on Meeting of the Mindz Nick O’Brien, Fresno Dr Mark McLaughlin on Neurosurgery and Sports on Meeting of the MindZ Mark Neilan (Excel Fitness) on Meeting of the MindZ

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Softball Meeting of the MindZ

Menlo College Div 3. Softball Head Coach Christen Thompson on Meeting of the Mindz Meeting of the Mindz with Nick O’Brien, Fresno State Strength and Conditioning. Meeting of the MindZ with Dr Mark McLaughlin on Neurosurgery and Sports. Mark Neilan (Excel Fitness) on Meeting of the MindZ  

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The 4 Mindset Principles

The 4 Mindset Principles   Here is a simple but very effective strategy to incorporate with your team before and after every practice. Have your team stand up and recite the mindset principles listed below out loud and together. At first it may seem awkward but let’s face it doing anything for the first time…

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Confidence or Cockiness?

Displaying confidence can be tricky. How many times have you felt like you were so confident, showed that confidence, and someone told you to stop being cocky? What about if you were in a game, passing the ball every chance you got, letting your teammates have some fun on the court, trying to be a…

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