The Power of Choice: How it Can Enhance Athletic Performance

Do you give your athletes choices or do you make all the choices for them? Dr.Gabriele Wulf a renowned attention and motor skill learning researcher has brought some interesting research to the surface about the power of choice and how it’s been shown to enhance athletic performances. On this weeks episode of 5 min Friday, I break down two of her research studies on autonomy supportive behavior (choices) and 4 ways you can start implementing choices in your coaching to get better outcomes.

 

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The Hidden Power of Visualization.

The Hidden Power of Visualization.

Did you know that you could practice a skill less and still improve?
 
What if you could actually get better at something without ever doing it? 

Last year, researchers, Dr. Rathore and Lom from Davidson College in North Carolina, published a systematic review on the power of mental imagery. Rathore and Lom presented the various benefits of using daily visualization. The information from their study can help you have productive days and overall a better life. 

Snap Downs for the Novice Athlete

Snap Downs for the Novice Athlete

Creating force is vital in many team sports, however, if the athlete can’t slow down absorb that force and redirect quickly, they are not going to be as successful, or as safe. A snap down is a simple but effective preparatory drill we use with our novice athletes to teach them how to both absorb force and get into a good athletic position. After teaching basic positions this is a great next step to add a dynamic component to challenging stability. 

Three Things Podcast: Morning Routines, Youth Athlete Coaching & Culture with Nancy Newell

Casey Lee is a northern-Vermont based Strength and Conditioning Coach. He currently works as the Program Director and Head Coach for The Parisi Speed School located in Williston Vermont. This past week pulled me onto his great weekly podcast called “ 3 Things Podcast”. We chat about morning routines, coaching youth athletes, and gym/staff culture at The Strength House. Seriously one of the best episodes to date.

Check it out!