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motivation

motivation
July 21, 2021

Fostering Intrinsic Motivation in Youth Athletes

In “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”, Daniel Pink argues that creative, non-routine work is best achieved when incentives provide workers with autonomy, mastery, and purpose.  The solutions to game situations are far from ...


mixed-reality sports
June 21, 2021

Study Dives into Motivations of People Using Mixed-Reality Sports

New technologies allow users to do things like racing their real bikes against other real people in a virtual world, and a new study outlines what motivates people to use these mix-reality sports platforms. The findings offer insights for future iter...


potential
April 14, 2020

Five ideas to help athletes reach their potential

In any sport, there’s an opponent athletes have to defeat before they can claim victory. But most times there are two opponents — the other team/player, and the athlete’s own ego and expectations. That’s when the path to reaching one's potent...


March 12, 2020

The unspoken language of motivation

Coaches generally try to accomplish two things with their athletes: get them to exert maximum effort, and get them to play up to their potential. Both of these objectives require a selling job — good motivation. In a way, coaches are similar to ...


difficult
September 11, 2018

Coach & Athletic Director is asking, ‘What’s Your Motivation?’

Coach & Athletic Director is asking readers to send in photos of the motivational and inspirational phrases hanging throughout their athletic facilities. It’s common for programs to inscribe quotes on the walls of their locker rooms or hang ...


survey
March 29, 2018

Coaches share locker room motivation methods

When former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr got ready to address his team one final time, the one thing he avoided was saying anything about himself: "I think the real challenge is that we’ve got to keep all the nostalgia and those type of things unt...


fhsaa
October 18, 2017

Four principles to make your team ‘lucky’

Maybe not frequently, but often enough I’ll have a conversation with a parent, an opposing coach, or even a player that invokes the word luck in relation to a volleyball match. Comments like, “Boy, you were lucky Sally stepped up when Suzie wasn...


August 2, 2017

Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis offers advice for parents, athletes

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis believes it's healthy for athletes to feel pressure when competing in sports — as long as the pressure is not coming from parents. [caption id="attachment_24540" align="alignright" width="242"] Photo vi...