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How To Activate The Power of Failure In Your Athletes

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Quiz: Which NBA Star Are You, Based On Your Morning Routine?

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QUIZ: What Animal Represents Your Athletic Resilience?

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How to Boost Your Mood In 5 Minutes or Less

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How To Control Your Competitive Performance By Controlling Your Mindset

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Stay Cool! The October Sport Fuels Life Playlist is Here

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How To Cultivate Winning Qualities In Young Athletes That Last A Lifetime

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Strategies To Perform Your Best With April Ross

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How Much Do You Really Know About NASCAR?

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6 Tips To Help You Keep Your Players Motivated

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Setting Good Habits That Lead To Greater Productivity with Coach Heather Macy

This episode of the Sport Fuels Life podcast features the all-time winningest coach in the…

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This Just In: Big Ten Football is Back!

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Choose Your Own Adventure With Ultrarunner Pete Ripmaster

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The Path To Victory: 3 Winning Strategies for Volleyball Coaches

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How to Prevent Soccer’s Most Common Injuries

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Can Listening to Music Help Boost Your Workout?

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Can Unorthodox Coaching Methods Change Your Team For The Better?

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What Kind Of Runner Are You

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What’s the Safest Sport to Play During COVID-19?

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How To Build A Confident Athlete

Tami Matheny has been a coach and an athletic director working to help produce nationally…

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Fan Mail: These Letters Took 20 Years to Reach Barry Sanders

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Are College Sports Really Putting Athlete Safety First?

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Do You Know Your Football Trivia?

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3 Reasons You Need A Mindfulness Walk

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You could win free shoes for a year!

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Is the Sports “Bubble” A Good Model To Resume College Games In The Fall?

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What Kind Of Volleyball Player Are You?

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How To Change The World From Right Where You Are

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Pole Vaulters Innovate New Ways to Compete

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The 5 Stages of Successful Coaching

The 5 Stages of Successful Coaching

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Can vulnerability contribute to building a positive team culture?

Studies show that the pressure and culture of high performance athletics can lead to chronic…

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Are You Ready For The Big Leagues?

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The Top 9 MLB Players of All Time

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The Sport Fuels Life July Playlist is Here

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Tennis Ace Tim Wilkison Shares Coaching and Competitive Insights

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The Beauty of Community with Angela Strickland

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Understanding Your Why with Coach Mike Srock

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Embracing Diversity on Your Team and in Your Life with Dr. Markita Suttle

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This is going to be big!

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More than just Speed and Strength Training

Mike Srock, winning speed and strength coach at James F. Byrnes High School in Greenville,…

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5 Sports Films That Highlight the Struggles of Legendary Black Athletes

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Achieving The Perfect Balance, With Coach Mike Srock

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Can Running A Marathon Help Your Grieving Process?

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Tune In To The Sport Fuels Life Summer Classics Playlist

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Networking is the Key to Take Your Coaching to the Next Level

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3 Ways to Support Your Mental and Emotional Health

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Elite Tennis Players Have A Freak Factor. Do You?

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Top 5 Ways To Boost Mental Wellness

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How Tennis Fuels the Life of Elite Tour Coach Craig Boynton

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Your May Workout Playlist is Here!

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The Best Sports Movies To Watch

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Good News For The Sports World

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The Ultimate Throwback Playlist For Your Workout

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U.S. Olympic Medalist Sandi Morris Gets Creative with her Quarantine Training

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Have a Family Dance Party to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle During Quarantine

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Coaches: Make Your Team Part Of The Family

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Stay Motivated with this Sport Fuels Life Playlist

Stay Motivated with this Sport Fuels Life Playlist

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Nick Gwiazdowski Brings His Heart To The Mat

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How is the COVID19 Quarantine Impacting Baseball Players and Coaches?

How is the COVID19 Quarantine Impacting Baseball Players and Coaches?

Billy Godwin is currently the Head Baseball Coach at the University of North Carolina at…

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Overcoming Obstacles with World Champion Chelsea Werner

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Celebrating This Year’s Exceptional NCAA Basketball Athletes

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How To Keep Sport Alive During Social Distancing

How To Keep Sport Alive During Social Distancing

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The Value of Strong Coach-Athlete Relationships

The Value of Strong Coach-Athlete Relationships

As a coach, you are a critical element in the strength of the glue that…

Building Confidence And Developing A Winning Mindset with Elle Purrier

Building Confidence And Developing A Winning Mindset with Elle Purrier

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Get to know Bri Scott

Get to know Bri Scott

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What Fuels New Orleans Saints Defensive Lineman Shy Tuttle

What Fuels New Orleans Saints Defensive Lineman Shy Tuttle

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How to Build Confidence for the Game

How to Build Confidence for the Game

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What Makes Elite Athletes Rise To The Top When It Counts

What Makes Elite Athletes Rise To The Top When It Counts

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Building A Winning Team Culture

Building A Winning Team Culture

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How To Create Winning Cultures For Your Team and Life

How To Create Winning Cultures For Your Team and Life

Team Connection’s Key Account Sales Manager, Ikenna Smart, knows exactly how sports can change a…

How Herb Bolick is Serving Up A New Kind of Sports Community

How Herb Bolick is Serving Up A New Kind of Sports Community

Team Connection’s President and Founder, Herb Bolick knows firsthand how being a team player helps…

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Coach Shaver

I believe that sports can teach us a lot about life and one of the biggest lessons is work ethic. Nothing is given in my program–you have to earn it because nobody owes you anything.

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NICK GWIAZDOWSKI

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Billy Godwin

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Billy Godwin

Elle Purrier

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Shy Tuttle

“Sports has taught me so many skills that I will use long after the game is over–how to interact with different types of people, being schedule oriented and on time, and working together with a group to achieve something bigger than myself.”

Shy Tuttle

Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant

Megan Zimlich

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Megan Zimlich

Ikenna Smart

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Ikenna Smart

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Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela