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5 Lessons Athletes Learn from Sports

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5 Lessons Athletes Learn from Sports

I began playing sports at an early age. It began with soccer and baseball and then expanded into football and basketball. I even wrestled for a season or two. In high school, I focused primarily on football and baseball, and baseball in college. I have always loved being an athlete, and I have always been appreciative of the lessons I learned from playing sports. These lessons have served me well in all aspects of my life including business and being involved in my community.

1. Hard Work: If you want something in life you’re going to have to make sacrifices that others may not be willing to do. 

2. Practice your craft: No matter what sport it was, if you wanted to get better you had to practice. This is the same in anything you want in life. There are no short cuts. There’s no magic words. Being great at something takes hard, consistent work.

3. Teamwork: A lot of the sports are team sports. When can teach kids how to rely on others, to work toward something that cannot be done alone, and at times be selfless.

4. Leadership: How to encourage, pick up, and educate others. There’s so many opportunities in sports to be a leader. You never have to be the most talented to be a leader. 

5. Losing: this is the toughest part, but you’re not going to win every game/contest. When you lose, losing with grace and dignity is an important lesson to learn. Regroup, make corrections, and prepare for the next game. 

I’m so thankful for the valuable lessons sports taught me at a young age. I’ve been able to use these lessons in almost all areas of my life. 

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Josh Daniels is Vice-President of True Athlete Performance and the head strength and conditioning coach for Bishop Walsh High School boy’s basketball program. He has devoted the majority of his career to training multi-directional speedand he’s been performance coach and consultant for 50+ high school teams spanning football, soccer, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse. Daniels is graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and he is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS).

Are your athletes still struggling to increase speed and quickness?

One of the biggest myths that goes around to coaches and parents is that you can’t train speed…

So many coaches and parents of youth athletes fail to help them develop their true speed, quickness and athleticism potential because of this myth.

These same coaches and parents try to compensate with more skills training and extra time spend practicing and playing on multiple teams of that same sport…  even year-round.

Are you making this mistake?

The truth is… not only CAN you train speed, you have a much better chance of developing more speed, agility and long-term athleticism in your young athletes by doing it when they are young and developing.

One of the most important periods of motor development for children is between the ages of 8 and 12. During this time, children are developmentally ready to acquire the fundamental movement skills that are the cornerstones of all athletic development. These fundamental skills include running, throwing, jumping, hopping, and bounding—the ABC’s of athletics. The introduction of the ABC’s of athleticism (agility, balance, coordination, speed) during this period will lay the foundation of athletic excellence for later years.

Training should focus on building them up from a foundational level with exercises, games and drills that not only appeal to their growth and development, but appeal to their curiosity and enthusiasm.

If your athletes are having fun, they will be more engaged.  If they are more engaged they will experience more success.

Consider it a window of opportunity:)

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Fall Sports Performance Programs

Programs are specifically designed for 3 different age groups. Programs include all sports and skill levels from youth to high school and beginner to elite.

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The 20% discount ends 10/17. We will put you on the cutting edge and make sure that you have the latest and most effective training methods. If you act now, you can also save 20% on any packages – Fall Sports Performance Programs

Train hard, Train smart, Train True…