Developing Mental Toughness in Young Athletes

October 12, 2017

One of the greatest compliments an athlete can get is the label "mentally tough." Mental toughness isn’t a quality people are born with. Rather, mental toughness is a skill. Just like any other skill it can be learned. Coaches and parents are in an ideal position to help young athletes develop...

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6 Keys to Developing Mental Toughness

June 25, 2017

Here is a list of my six keys to mental toughness: Creating Interest and Keeping It – I use a simple metaphor to build interest. I tell athletes to see sports participation like putting pennies in a piggy bank. Every time they show up to practice, that investment pays off with...

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Losing Blows

June 24, 2017

Losing Blows. Strike a nerve? I'm happy to have your attention. But honestly, losing truly blows.  I hated losing when I was a kid and it hasn’t changed now that I am an adult. But losing is a part of life and it is certainly a part of athletics. No matter what,...

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