Is it smart to set athletes up for specializing in a sport at a young age? That is a question that comes up often in coaching, training, and when helping young athletes to overcome sports injuries. The answer is contested, and if you don’t think so, just visit a youth game, swim meet, fencing tournament,…

“You have brains in your head You have feet in your shoes You can steer yourself any direction you choose You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” –Dr. Seuss We all approach our fitness goals from one of two mindsets. Dr. Heidi…

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” -Winston Churchill How do we choose success? A tight correlation has been recently discovered between a person’s perception of their health and their actual health status. This study found that those…

Sports and performance anxiety often coincide. Have you ever felt great in practice then when you get to the game you mess up badly? In your sporting event have you ever felt your nerves getting in the way of your athletic performance? While many athletes become “pumped up” during competition, others get extremely nervous and…