Man it’s GREAT to win! It’s what we work for, what we spend our time training for, what we dream of at night trying to get to sleep, and, basically, as an athlete, what we live for. Once achieved, the typical reaction is a HUGE celebration with fists raised in the air, a loud yell, and a smile from ear to ear.
It’s always amazing to me, as a coach, that even when we all know something is good, certain people refuse to practice it daily.
Yep, it happens to the best of us (and me). The other day, I was giving some kids I work with a practice, and about half-way through, one looks up to me and says, “Are we doing this again?”
You go first! No way… you’re always on my feet. YOU GO!
So here’s the scenerio. You have an 8-year-old swimmer and, like most 8-year olds, he/she is pretty new to the sport (even 8-year olds who’ve been swimming for a while are NEW to the sport). You have a decision to make… which path to go down for their future?
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How do you know when what you’re doing in practice is unproductive? When is working harder, just not doing what you want it to do in the long run? Here are a couple ideas that can help.
We live in a world of athletics, doing our best to surround ourselves with people who have the desire to be the best at what they do.