Tag: psychology

  • Build Your Toolkit: Beyond Grit

    Build Your Toolkit: Beyond Grit

    Grit is defined as “the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals (Duckworth et al., 2007). It belongs in a coach/educator’s toolkit. The term “toolkit” refers to skills and strategies used by the professional with a student, and taught to the student for future use. We can only teach ‘life lessons’…

  • E-Valuating the Future of Sport: E-Sports as Education

    E-Valuating the Future of Sport: E-Sports as Education

    The e-sports landscape is rapidly expanding. Hundreds of millions of people tune into live events and millions of dollars are offered in scholarships and tournament prizes. Roughly 200 colleges across the nation have developed varsity e-sports programs and that number continues to grow. Now, as colleges recognize the potential value of e-sports and adopt more…

  • NSCA Adds High School Track to National Conference

    NSCA Adds High School Track to National Conference

    The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the hub of strength and conditioning in the United States. Founded in 1978, the NSCA is home to more than 60,000 members and certified coaches. S&C continues to expand. There are nearly 27,000 high schools in the United States. Strength programs, and strength coaches, are being added…

  • Toss the Trophies (from Bedrock Edu.)

    Toss the Trophies (from Bedrock Edu.)

    Wait. Don’t toss the trophy… The title is a misnomer. Trophies are awesome. Goals are essential and when they are accomplished, they should be celebrated. In sports, it comes in the form of a trophy or a ring, in business it might be a bonus or promotion. Celebrate the milestones, you’ve earned it. When the…

  • The Power of Service-Learning in 2022

    The Power of Service-Learning in 2022

    For coaches using sport as education, remember to create opportunities for service-learning. It is one of the most powerful ways connect your team to the community. The New Trier Powerlifting Team has been active for more than a decade. From the beginning, they have held tight to an important mission: “Human development through the pursuit…

  • The Gift of Injury

    The Gift of Injury

    A quick trip to the emergency room had me stitched up and crutching my way back to work the next day. That day I spent about 10 hours on my feet. The swelling was worse than I thought it would be and that night was a painful one. I went to bed with my leg…

  • Everybody, Move!!

    Everybody, Move!!

    at the end of the day. Movement, as Caroline Williams explains, should be an essential component of our lives.

  • Always Building

    Always Building

    There are two ways to create the tallest building in town. One can spend all their time and energy tearing down the buildings around them, or one can focus on making their building the tallest. The value of the two final products will be vastly different.

  • Strength and Support

    Strength and Support

    Officer Holecek and the rest of the department were always open-minded, patient, and understanding with me, but in my experience, gym-goers seemed entitled, condescending, and unwelcoming. I was too afraid and insecure to step foot in their territory. This was different. In the basement gym of the police station, I was welcomed and ultimately found…

  • Tim Dohrer: Leading with Kindness

    Tim Dohrer: Leading with Kindness

    In a quiet office overlooking Northwestern University’s autumn-tinted campus, Dr. Tim Dohrer is quietly inspiring the new wave of teacher-leaders. Leadership is a skill for all. Whether it takes the form of coaching, parenting, or teaching – whether it occurs in the boardroom, on the field, or at home – leadership is both necessary and…