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Legendary Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw: Parents Today Don't Want to Give Their Child a Chance to Fail

Muffet McGraw is basketball royalty. Since taking over as head coach for Notre Dame's women's basketball in 1987, she's led the program to 8 Final ...

Why Mindfulness Is the Athlete's Secret Weapon

The phrase "sports are 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical" is often said—but how often do we take it to heart? Generally, the mental stren...

5 Science-Backed Training Tips Swimmers Can Use to Dominate the Pool

Swimmers spend a lot of time working on their technique and conditioning in the water. Around and around the black line they go, throwing up astron...

Athletes Are Less Mentally Resilient Than Ever. Here's How to Change It

When many of us hear the words "mental toughness," we automatically envision someone "breathing and visualizing" their way through tough times. Tha...

4 Ways Sports Parents Fail Their Youth Athletes

"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. C...

How to Change Your Basketball Body Language for the Better

You don't have to speak to send a message. While there's no section for it in the box score, body language can have a huge impact on an athlete's p...

How Young Athletes Can Productively Push Past Mistakes

Mistakes. We all make them, even without the stress of competition looming. We make wrong turns, we drop things we didn't intend, and we say things...

How the NCAA's Best Wrestlers Win the Mental Battle

Similar themes came up time and time again during the post-match interviews of the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships. For the 125-pound champion to th...

How a Basketball Background Propelled Nick Foles to Super Bowl LII MVP

Heading into the biggest football game of his life, Nick Foles had one goal: Think like a point guard. "Going in this game, I sorta went back to wh...

10 Ways to Improve Your Basketball Tryout Chances

Basketball tryouts can be a stressful time. You want to play your best and prove that you deserve a spot on the team but there is only a short period of...

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