Posts Tagged ‘coaching’

The “Setup”

Posted on August 15th, 2016

In sports, the “setup” is a play or pass that creates an opportunity to score. As a coach, you have to ask yourself if you are...

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Take Five

Posted on July 3rd, 2016

Taking five minutes at different points of a team practice or training session to talk to your players about the mental game of fo...

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Entitlement Won’t Win This Title.

Posted on March 29th, 2016

No one is born with work ethic. Work ethic is a learned behavior. And the two best ways to teach work young people work ethic is t...

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The Appropriate Response

Posted on January 17th, 2016

As a football coach, it’s imperative that you make time in your team practices to talk to your players about the importance to s...

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About The Game and About Life

Posted on December 23rd, 2015

  On January 3rd, 2000, one day after the New York Jets had played their last game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks...

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The Toughest Element in Team-Building.

Posted on November 18th, 2015

The difference between winning and losing in sports, the workplace, or any field, is the way you perceive a tough challenge. A tou...

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FirstDown PlayBook’s Mental Prep Coach

Posted on October 10th, 2015

By Anthony B. Lanzillo Anthony Lanzillo is a sports counselor and mental skills trainer. Anthony is one of our FirstDown PlayBook ...

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Teaching Moments

Posted on September 13th, 2015

  FirstDown PlayBook coaches a group of kids on Saturday mornings for the local YMCA. Initially the thought was just a way to...

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How Far Are You Willing To Go?

Posted on September 5th, 2015

The more you love it, the tougher it is to leave it. Athletics has an extremely early retirement age. A playing career is a fracti...

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This Mistake Is The ‘Difference’ Between Winning And Losing.

Posted on August 27th, 2015

The number one lesson I’ve learned in 40 seasons of coaching is the danger of stereotyping. At the amateur levels I’ve coached...

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The Offensive 4-letter Word That Makes You Defensive

Posted on July 22nd, 2015

  The most compelling change in my coaching career happened in 1984. I knocked on the door of a house at 2:00 a.m. and told a...

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The Power Of “We”

Posted on July 17th, 2015

  We had dinner with a good friend who we have coached with at three different places this past spring. As usual the majority...

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