Tag: Goals

The Mental Health Crisis

What defines a crisis? How about 1 in 2 high school students feeling hopelessness or sadness—or 1 in 4 experiencing suicidal thoughts.  That’s the latest national data from the CDC. Three years ago, it reported 1 in 3 students feeling hopelessness or sadness, and 1 in 6 having suicidal thoughts, which was up from about 1 in 9 ten years earlier. Anxiety, […]

Coach Athlete Relationship

One Coach’s Impact An old friend described a large celebration he attended for a former college coach, or simply “Coach.” Coach’s story and the event go something like this: Over his twelve years at the school, Coach wins both the league championship and national championship. He completely rebuilds the program. Suddenly and unexpectedly, he departs. He joins his wife, who […]

Not All Sports Are Different

We once heard from a ski coach how the strength and conditioning director at one university designed the same program for the ice hockey team as for the downhill ski racing team. Our friend highlighted how similar the two sports are not just in power and speed, but in endurance. Each one requires roughly 60 seconds of intense exertion, about […]

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