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Vol IV 2015

Vol IV 2015


Coach to Coach: Turning Up the Heat – Eight Suggestions for Creating Your Best Summer Ever

by: Jared Wood
© Vol IV 2015

While often a challenge, the elements of summer (extreme heat, players not being in school, having too much free time, not having transportation to activities) provide a great opportunity to create a mentally and physically stronger team. Mental toughness is only built when conditions are difficult, and extreme weather, such as summer heat, creates a great opportunity to build mental toughness. Here are some tips for creating strong minds, bodies, and team chemistry this summer.

Set Motivational Expectations

Going into the summer is a great time for individual meetings. Feel free to spread the responsibility among position coaches. Start with an open ended conversation about a player’s own goals before honestly sharing your own expectations for him. If you set goals for him that are higher or different from what he set hi....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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