draw first blood

He who hesitates is lost! Last year during the season, we spoke about a golden rule of baseball- do unto others before they do unto you. Some people misquoted me saying- do harm to others before they do harm to you. I like both. I want to clarify this point further. What does this mean…

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ditch your excuses now

If you choose to compete, if you choose to do anything, you must eliminate all excuses.  In Sport Psychology, they call this “Self-handicapping.” When we know failure is a possibility, we will tell ourselves and others excuses or reasons why we are not at our best- we’re hurt, tired, went out last night, haven’t practiced…

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top 10 worst phrases for a game

​10. “I have to…”9. “I need to…”8. “I ought to…”7. “I should…”6. “I must…”5. “This is it OR This is everything..”4. “Do or die”3. “Make it or break it”2. “It’s now or never”1. “Don’t miss “OR “Don’t (anything)” All competitions and practices are important, but nothing is “special.” When you make a particular competition “special,”…

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no mercy on the field

There’s a place for mercy, compassion, and empathy, but it’s not in a game. If you are going to look back and regret a loss or a close game, you must be willing to break your opponents, take no prisoners and step on their throat. You gotta have that Killer Instinct if you want to…

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