Recently, Brian Gearity, Ph.D., Director of the Sport Coaching Master's Program at the University of Denver, shared his top 10 must-read sociology articles for coaches. In Part 2 of his 3-part series, he breaks down in more detail 5 of those articles and provides commentary to stimulate further thought and dialogue.
Even wondered why your athletes play great one half, and poorly the next? Or why they score 10 points one game, and 30 points the next? Consistency has a lot to do with your athletes' "arousal level," a measure of their internal energy level (or butterflies). Guest author Lindsey Wilson of Positive Performance explains how to quantify arousal level and use it to help your athletes perform better, and more consistently.
If your sport season is coming to a close, it can be tempting to attack the weight room with new enthusiasm. As the volume of practices and games dwindles, many athletes feel the need to start lifting heavy right right away, to counteract the slowing momentum of the competitive season. But while you may be itching to hit the ground sprinting, it’s important to take some time for rest and recovery before you begin your post-season championship run or look toward next season. Here are three quick tips to help you maximize your rest and recovery before you start training again in earnest.