I tell everyone we meet, come to Westminster ready to work hard, be a good teammate, get good grades, don't get in trouble, and have fun, and you will be successful. All of those things don't take talent.
Without a doubt, throughout history, there have been many high performing athletes who have been in the realm of abuse on frequent occasions. That’s the theory at work where the ends justify the means. Torture. Anguish. Ridicule. Embarrassment. Shaming. Slave-driving demands. You get the point.
The story goes that you put many eggs into one basket and toss that basket around repeatedly. Many of the eggs break. The eggs that survive are your tough eggs and they are the champions. Brutal. But, it is part of the sporting legacy. And, it is what the media seems to showcase. People are resilient.
However, is that the true aim of what we crave for ourselves, our children, our communities?
How should we “re-create?”
To me, recreation and play, and even athletics should be built as ways to better ourselves, those around us, and those in society. Furthermore, there have been caring, loving, open, honest programs that have been and are able produce their share of champions and record breakers. To kindle the drive and to support the passion for excellence is a whole lot of fun too.
Greg Mumm asked: Do you think improved athlete welfare directly impacts on better athletic performance?
Despite an increasing amount of research suggesting that improved athlete welfare equals improved performance and longevity in sporting careers, many High Performance Managers still leave this element to separate associations or bodies. I would like to hear from athletes about whether they think improved welfare leads to better performance and whether they want more support here from coaches or would they prefer to have this aspect separate?
Peace to you and yours in our sporting endeavors. Life is short.
Glory years. They are ahead of us, yet!
Pittsburgh, we're going to bring back the big aquatic events, with a modern twist and spin of a SKWIM disk. In 2019, we have some news to share, as of the end of January. Stay tuned.
Thanks to a friend and fellow coach, S, for sending along the pointer to this article.
Stay in tune with Coach Mark as we plan for the summer.
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It doesn't get much better than this in terms of what is needed in offering support to kids in efforts to excel in sports, despite some other issues that come into play.
More at Time.CLOH.org.
Plus, there are the other two who are sharing the podium to answer and present more of the technical insights, for all sports, Catherine V. Palmer, Ph.D. and Grant Rauterkus, one of the ebook authors.
We aim to create literate Olympians here, because of the process is empowering for more healthy, connected, and goal-driven citizens.
Tell us in the comments below other ways you can excel without the need of any talent.
New classic. Coaching. Water. Culture. Underdogs. Bigots. Sportsmanship.