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More 'Us,' Less 'Them': What Championship Teams Focus On

What do you want from your athletes on game day? The coaches we consult will often begin with broad concepts like "win" or "compete at a high level." ...

Julie Foudy Says Team Culture Made U.S. Women's Soccer Unbeatable

Great teams exist as one unit. They trust each other, they support each other, and they push each other. When divisions form inside a team, those frac...

7 Steps to Crushing your Club Volleyball Tryout

Club volleyball tryouts. At the end of each fall, an army of high school volleyball players looking for college coach exposure descend upon courts ...

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...

LeBron's Epic Motivational Speech to His Son's AAU Team: 'If You Don't Want to Play a Role, Play Tennis or Golf'

LeBron James isn't your average sports parent. While we would dissuade most parents from jumping into their son's pre-game huddle and delivering a ...

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 to Be a Great Track and Field Teammate

Track and field is a weird sport. Why? Because it's both an individual sport and a team sport at the same time. Some people love the team aspect of...

Soccer Tryouts: 5 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Making the Team

New team. New season. New teammates. New coaches. For many players, the first practice of every soccer season is a new beginning. If you are moving...

Nearly Every NFL Team Asked Players This Question at the Combine. Here's What You Can Learn From It

The 2018 NFL Combine is in the books, and the most important part of the event was not televised. I'm talking, of course, about the interviews. ...

Become a Leader on the Soccer Pitch With These 12 Verbal Cues

Compared to other sports fields, the standard soccer pitch is humongous. It's bigger than a football field, and it dwarfs the size of a basketball cou...

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