Category: Motivation

3 Ways Coaches Can Inspire Their Athletes

By John O’Sullivan, founder of Changing the Game Project A few nights ago I went to a graduation. Not a high school or a college graduation, but one far smaller, and far more personal. In fact, there were only seven…

3 Inspirational Poems

These were written long enough again that they are framed in the masculine gender, but I hope there are good messages for ALL athletes and coaches. Little Eyes Author Unknown There are little eyes upon you And they’re watching night…

7 Ways to Fail Better

This post was syndicated from the Inner Drive blog. Editor’s Note from Brian: I believe that these 7 lessons apply in athletics when athletes are working to acquire new skills or improve existing ones as well as in academics. How…

Five Things to Avoid Saying to Your Athletes

This article is courtesy of Coaches Network Coaches can often walk a fine line when trying to motivate their young athletes. Choosing the right words to get the most out of your players can be challenging when also trying to…

Messages to Motivate Athletes

This article was provided by Coaches Network As a coach, you strive to find the words that will help your athletes reach their full potential—not only as athletes, but as young adults.  In an article in Psychology Today, Meg Selig—author of Changepower!…

PhD Coach’s Approach To Motivation

Joe Tauer, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of St. Thomas, has a doctorate in psychology and teaches the subject as a tenured professor at the school. So it’s not surprising that he’s regularly asked how he uses that…

3 Pieces of Inspiration

Here are three more inspirational pieces that you might consider using when you are looking for something to share with your players. The poem at the end of the post is written in the male gender, but I believe that…

Personality Traits of Successful Athletes

Personality Traits of Successful Athletes You probably don’t agree with all of these and would change the wording on some of them, but my hope is that this stimulates your thinking on how you can more clearly define and list…

The Value of a Day

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.…