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It takes a village… raise a successful athlete

January 18, 2013 by  
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It Takes A Village… You’ve heard the quote,” It takes a village to raise a child”. Well, in my opinion it takes a village to create a winning athlete. So many of us watch sports or the Olympic Games and admire the winners and marvel at their greatness. It is a natural inclination to think, […]

When Supportive Parents Become Pressure Points

December 18, 2012 by  
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There are few sports where the support of a parent isn’t vital to the success of an athlete. Although most parents feel they are doing what is best for their child (who knows them better than you do?), they can sometimes be sending some mixed messages. What you perceive as positive criticism or a healthy […]

Choosing the Best Coach For You

November 16, 2012 by  
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Choosing the best coach for your child can be very difficult for parents, especially if they have not been involved in sports  themselves.  So, what is a coach? According to Webster’s Dictionary, a coach is one who instructs or trains: one who instructs players in the fundamentals of a sport and directs team strategy. To […]

Pre Season Prep-Ten

December 31, 2010 by  
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Deliberate Practice: How would you like to be in complete control of your athletic accomplishments? Maybe not your placement, but your basic ability to master a high level of athletic performance? What if you knew that your genes, body composition, or natural talent had relatively little effect on your ability to obtain athletic success? Of […]

Pre Season Prep – Nine

December 27, 2010 by  
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Choosing Competitions: Choosing competitions is relatively simple but should always be discussed with your coach. First determine whether you will compete under the ISI ( Ice Skating Institute ) or the USFS ( United States Figure Skating ) organization. Refer to a previous post, what is the difference between ISI and USFS.…n-usfs-and-isi/ ISI has […]

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