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Coaches: Do The Work, Forget The Credit

By Brett Bartholomew | Mon, Feb 5

In every venture, there will be vultures.

There will always be people who take credit for things they shouldn’t, as well as those who think nearly every idea they have is original.

There are those who think THEY are the expert, and those who whine incessantly behind closed doors about how they are not getting the recognition they deserve instead of focusing on the task at hand and finding versatile and meaningful ways to contribute.

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On New Year’s Resolutions

By Dan John | Thu, Jan 4

Like most people in the world of health, fitness, longevity, and performance, I hate New Year's. I hate it.

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The Basics Will Never Fail You: Dan John Talks The Future of Fitness

By Dan John | Mon, Oct 30

I get asked a fair amount of questions at parties. If you train people, party go-ers want you to sum up 52 years of experience in one sentence…then, they argue with you using something they read on the internet.

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One Strength Coach's Journey Through Death, Discovery, and Renewal

By Alex Guillien | Mon, Aug 28

Many years ago I considered suicide as a viable option for ending the pain I was facing. As a young coach I didn't understand how hard this career path would be.

But in the darkest time of my life, I learned that challenges are a gift that are meant to be cherished. And in that moment I made the decision to go all out, stop at nothing, and continue to press forward no matter what.

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Have You Met Freddy Soft?

By Josh Sutchar | Mon, Mar 13

Coach Jack Harbaugh, father of head coach Jim Harbaugh, gathered our team two days into summer training camp.

Practice finally ended, the sun was hot, our bodies were beat up, and we were exhausted.

Coach Jack always spoke loudly, with confidence and with enthusiasm. We would quickly find out he always had something to teach our team. Sometimes small, yet other times not so small, Coach Jack would tell tales and teach lessons that would extend far beyond our lives as football players.

"Has anyone seen Frederick P Soft!?" Coach Jack began.

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So You Wanna Be a Strength Coach? Read This First

By Dr. Chris Holder | Fri, Oct 14

You want to be a strength coach and you are looking to get your foot in the door. The glamorous life of working with athletes has got you completely seduced and you are chomping at the bit to get a shot at becoming a coach.

Well let me tell you something: it’s not all that it is cracked up to be and the long hours, being on your feet all day and working for next to no pay (if at all) is one of the harsh realities of this business. But if you insist, let me show you the way.

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The 9 Mental Skills of Successful Athletes

EDITORS NOTE: This post originally appeared on the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology website and has been reposted with permission from the author.

You don’t have to be a professional athlete or an Olympic champion to be a successful athlete. Nor do you have to have a room full of trophies, win a state championship, or make the front page of the sports section.

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If You're Not Early, You're Late: An Open Letter To The Chronically Late Athlete

By Dr. Chris Holder | Wed, Aug 24

I have spent my entire life involved in athletics.

Between my own playing days and now in my coaching life, I have spent over 30 years being directly involved in some capacity with a team.

What I am about to tell you is not the opinion of some rigid coach; it’s a cold hard fact of life that you must grasp.

Being late is unacceptable. Period.

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