Be Flexible to Compete at Your Best
I have learned many things by attending the Olympic Games, one of the most important being the ability to be flexible.
Embrace the Journey: Using Failure to Succeed
There were three major takeaways from the National Junior Team camp this year.
Three Tips for Combatting Cortisol
In a discussion with some National Team athletes at last weekend’s Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa, the topic of stress was ever-present.
As a Coach, Find the Right Words
Did you know that effective coaching communication and cues has been studied in-depth?
How To Set Up for Success at a Big Meet
Here’s three observations from the last three Olympic Games and four World Championships that you can use as you get ready for your own end-of-summer meet.
Improving Technique: Get In and Play
In my experience, making changes in technique involves three steps. The first step is to identify the symptom of flawed technique, the second is to diagnose the cause, and the third is to address and correct the issue.
What Athletes Look for in a Coach
With the National Team Coaches’ Conference happening this week, I thought I would write about some personal experiences and what, as an athlete, I looked for in a coach.
Lessons Learned at the 2015 National Junior Team Camp
Maintaining a focus on our “Awareness and Achievement” theme, we tried to expose these athletes to new ideas and experiences that they could then incorporate into their own personal journeys to success.
So You Want to Take a Break…
What happens during a period of training cessation that causes detraining? A few things…
Insight from the Ice: Minnesota Hockey and Injury Prevention
National Team High Performance Consultant Matt Barbini reports some findings from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
Swimming is a Team Sport
In a few years you aren’t going to remember how hard the workout was or how excited or disappointed you were to make the NCAA Champs, to final, to score points for your team…You are going to remember the journey that got you there, and more importantly, the teammates who helped you along the way.
Process vs. Outcome: Focus on the Right Things
How do you set process-based goals to prepare for outcome-centered competitions? Focus on these three things
Is your practice random enough?
There may be a better way to have the athletes not just learn, but retain their new turn skills for a competition somewhere down the road.
The Most Effective Supplement
Cheri Mah’s unexpected discovery during her initial research in 2002 at Stanford has taken root in professional and collegiate sports, forcing coaches and administrators to rethink their approach to helping their athlete’s recover. What athlete would not benefit from being sharper, having a more positive mood and possessing quicker reaction times?