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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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