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Transformational versus Transactional Leadership: Why Young Athletes May Need a Bit of Both

Transformational versus Transactional Leadership: Why Young Athletes May Need a Bit of Both

The main goal of transformational leadership is to create a self-sustaining system of individuals. It aims to empower and inspire confidence. Transformational leaders utilize the concept of idealized influence by acting as appropriate role models, following a core set of ethical values, and leading by example through embodiment of their personal beliefs

Bring Out the Best: One Implementable Quality Each for Athletes and Coaches

Bring Out the Best: One Implementable Quality Each for Athletes and Coaches

First, let me give attention to the athletes.  You want to be the best athlete that you can be?  Great, because we coaches want you to be that, too.  You’re probably wondering what sort of magic methods I’m going to share about getting faster or stronger, what tips I can give to make you stand out among your teammates.  Well, you’re in luck, because I’m going to share with you the one thing that will make you stand well above everyone else:

BIG AIR: The Belly Breathing Kind

BIG AIR: The Belly Breathing Kind

Research suggests there is a major connection between those who suffer from non-specific chronic low back pain and the ability to breathe properly. This relationship becomes a constant cycle—weakened core muscles and therefore the inability to stabilize the trunk (specifically the lumbar spine), which causes a dysfunction of the diaphragm and results in chronic low back pain.

Lessons from a New Strength Coach: From Intern to Coach, Part I

Lessons from a New Strength Coach: From Intern to Coach, Part I

"We as the new generation of professionals are living in a time where information is more easily accessible than ever before. An intern today can gain the information base of an experienced coach without even having to leave the office, and in a much shorter amount of time.