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How Failing and Learning from Failure are Important Steps to Winning

Scott Doerner discusses his varied championship tennis career and how a winning team culture helped fuel a national championship. Those principles still apply! Scott Doerner is a man of many talents who believes everything matters in sports. He currently coaches ATP tennis player Sam Querrey and has won 17 Pop Tennis Major Titles. (POP tennis […]

Addressing the Inner Olympian in All of Us

  One of the most accomplished middle distance runners in USA track and field history, Olympian Khadevis Robinson believes we all want “to go for the gold” in our lives. He discusses how a change in mindset and a more balanced life creates amazing moments. Be ready to be inspired with his contagious energy and […]

Sean Swarner Redefines the Impossible

  Sean Swarner’s story of healing, hope, and triumph reflects the essence of Sport Fuels Life.  Enjoy this incredible and inspiring conversation.  Get ready to be inspired Sean talks about how to motivate yourself, overcome your personal conflict, and reach your personal Everest. With only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, […]

Insights on Confidence, Culture, and Coaching Help Create Winning Teams

Sport Fuels Life’s world-class baseball clinic still offers inspiration and insights for all athletes.  Check out these videos for tips that can make a difference in your game.   3 Principles for Setting Great Team Cultures & Developing Athletes Challenges of Recruiting  Tips for Running Effective, Efficient & Creative Practices Building Confidence In Your Athletes Gifts of […]

How Coaches Inspire and are Inspired:  Learn from All Star Coaches

What can all coaches learn from an all-star panel of baseball coaches?  The answer is simple—a great deal.  That was our conclusion after reviewing the highlight reel from last year’s virtual baseball clinic.  If you are interested in the power and potential of relationships, team culture, leadership, character and competing, comprehensive player development and more—this one is for you.  […]

Tennis Fuels Life and Forever Friendships

Tennis Fuels Life and Forever Friendships By Matt Oechsli and Bruce Brodie   One would have to look long and hard to find a group of senior tennis players like the Saturday Morning Tennis (SMT) crew in Greensboro, N.C.  With the average age deep into AARP territory, north of 70 years (although it’s been rumored […]

Lacrosse and Leadership Insights with Kate Leavell

  Join us at Sport Fuels Life as we hear from Kate Leavell about her transformation from lacrosse player to coach and now bestselling culture/performance building author, expert, and public speaker. Kate transitioned her love of lacrosse into coaching at the NCAA level.  She is now VP of Leadership for the Jon Gordon Companies and […]

Well Known Author and Coach Allistair McCaw Says Your Choices Will Determine Your Success

  Join us at Sport Fuels Life as we talk with Allistair McCaw, motivational speaker, bestselling author, athlete, coach, and consultant, who daily lives the principles of his latest bestselling book, Champion Minded. He uses the acronym (HIP) as a reminder to demonstrate a helpful, inspiring, and positive attitude.  His tools are extraordinarily helpful in […]

Volleys with Federer Author: Writing, Playing, and Positivity

  A Master Writer Talks About the Writing Process and More about the Master Tennis Player In the first part of our conversation with New York Times tennis correspondent and author Christopher Clarey, we gained incredible insights about tennis phenomenon Roger Federer.  In part two, the author shares the story behind the story of how […]

Christopher Clarey:  NYT Reporting Ace and Author Discusses Tennis Ace Roger Federer

New York Times tennis correspondent Christopher Clarey, author of the book, The MASTER: The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer, tells the story of Federer’s life and career with insightful, personal, and remarkable finesse.  He answered our questions about this extraordinary player.   SFL: What’s the most important contribution you believe Roger has made […]

Learn from ATP Tennis Coach Great Craig Boynton

Approach to Athlete Evaluation for Coaches There are two different stages of evaluation. The first stage is tennis based. It focuses on the strengths and weaknesses the player already has in their game. The second stage is a grading scale. This stage decides “where their ceiling is” for the player, meaning how far can a […]

Congratulations to April Ross and Alix Klineman for winning Gold in Tokyo!!

Olympic journey April entered the professional beach volleyball world with partner Jenn Tessy. They upset the tournament and won the grand slam as one of the lowest seeds. Next, she excelled in the finals of the London Olympics and won silver. Experienced Kerry Walsh accompanied her in her next Olympics in Rio were they won […]

Tyree Washington: From Asthmatic Child to Astounding Athlete, Speaker, and Trainer

Join us at Sport Fuels Life as we talk with Tyree Washington about his amazing life thus far… as an asthmatic child to a 400-metre World Champion in Track and Field to Motivational Speaker and Trainer.  Tyree is no stranger to adversity; fortunately, his spirit and skills helped him overcome obstacles.  He was born and […]

Listen and Learn from Paralympian Tennis Player and Diversity Expert Karin Korb

Join us at Sport Fuels Life as we learn more about the amazing life of Karin Korb. Listen as she describes her journey from gymnast and aerobics instructor to a world class Paralympian and 10-time member of the USA World Team. In addition, learn from her life-changing insights and her advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  […]

Monica Abbott’s Story Is Filled with Pitching Skill and Superb Positivity

Monica Abbott is considered one of the most dominant players in professional softball.  Join us at Sport Fuels Life as we hear her story from tagalong younger sister to today’s world class athlete. Monica is at the top of her game, and she’s also opened doors for future generations. Originally from Salinas, California, Monica is […]

For The Love Of The Game

America’s favorite pastime is back! Opening day has arrived and the long-awaited sounds of baseball are finally upon us. For some, it is the ceremonial first pitch, the sound of the ball coming off the bat, the pitcher commanding the strike zone or the excitement from watching the catcher block a ball or throw a […]

5 Black Athletes Who Changed the World

February is Black History Month and we’re celebrating the top 5 Black athletes who changed the world of sports forever.  Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson is known as the man who transformed baseball. In a time of almost complete segregation, Robinson was the first acknowledged Black man to play in the MLB. Robinson broke many barriers […]

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Prioritize Hydration

Fluid balance is critical for daily human function. The average human body is 65% water so it makes sense that it is essential for everyday life. Here are 5 ways in which keeping up with your water intake can benefit your everyday life. Improves Skin Complexion As the saying goes, “when you look good, you […]

This February Playlist is a Total Slam Dunk

It’s the month that everyone goes bananas over falling in love with that special someone, but we want to encourage you to love yourself more!  Perfect your self-love game and burn a few calories dancing up a sweat to these hit tunes featuring Aloe Blacc, HRVY, Katie Perry, Tones and I, Dua Lipa, Carly Rae […]

Successful Coaching Comes From The Heart, Here’s How

Gustavo Osorio is a strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, currently serving at the Elite Athlete Training Center, in Chula Vista, California. There, he oversees the training of all the center’s 32 Paralympic athletes and also works with its Olympic athletes.  This summer, he will head to Tokyo with his […]

The Top 4 Benefits Of Weight Training

Strength training is important, especially if you’re seeking to take your athletic performance to the next level. Here are the top 4 benefits of how weight training can enhance your athletic performance.  Muscle Gains and Power It’s a fact that lifting weights makes you physically stronger. But it isn’t just your muscles gaining strength, it’s […]

Check Out the Top 5 Wellness Trends for 2021

Although 2020 had a lot of downsides, it showed us the resilience and innovation of humanity. Despite the pandemic, we found new ways to put our health and wellness first. As we move into 2021, these new innovative movements are still at the forefront. Check out the top 5 wellness trends likely to take off […]

Finding Your Passion To Be The Best You Can Be On And Off The Court

Diego Moyano is an accomplished former professional tennis player from Argentina. As a USTA coach, he has trained ATP players Tommy Paul and Reilly Opelka, and coached Denis Kudla and Andrea Collarini. Currently, he’s coaching world ranked number 82, South African player Kevin Anderson. We caught up with Diego in the middle of the Vienna Open in October of 2020, while Kevin was […]

3 Easy Ways to Ditch Seasonal Affective Disorder This Winter

The gray skies and cold weather of winter are in full swing, and if you’re finding yourself feeling a little less motivated and heavy-hearted, know that you’re not alone. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)  is a form of depression that is related to the changes in seasons, usually beginning in the late fall or early winter […]

6 Athletes To Watch For In The 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games

As the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic games draw near, we’re keeping our eye out for up and coming athletes. Whether it’s gymnastics, wheelchair racing and beyond, these athletes are hopeful for the opportunities ahead. Check out these 6 Olympic and Paralympic athletes who are aiming to compete in the 2021 games. Luca Urlando A swimmer […]

Boost Your Mood with Our January Playlist

Boost your mood and get a great stretch with these classical covers of your favorite pop hits.  This playlist is the perfect soundtrack for your new year’s visualization practice to make 2021 the year you win big!

Which Famous Athlete Are You Based On Your New Year’s Resolution?

If you’re the type of person who makes a New Year’s resolution (or even if you’re not!) this quiz is perfect to help you find a little inspiration as we move into 2021. Find out which famous athlete your goals match up with, take the quiz below and then share it with a friend!

5 Elite Athletes Who Also Give Back In A Big Way

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill While every sport was thrown a curve ball for each season in 2020, many elite athletes responded to the challenges that this year brought on with their own kindness and supportive efforts to keep team spirit […]

6 Crazy Sports You Need To Check Out

While we all enjoy watching mainstream sports like basketball, soccer, and football, sometimes you just need a change. The wide world of sports has a lot of options to choose from. Check out these 6 crazy sports you’ve probably never heard of. Sepak Takraw Sepak Takraw, meaning “kick woven ball”, was invented over 500 years […]

Clearing The Bar Of Life With Paralympic High Jumper Isaac Jean-Paul

Isaac Jean-Paul is a Paralympic Track and Field Athlete with a visual impairment who set a world record in the men’s high jump at the 2017 World Para Athletics championship in London. He joins us on this episode of the Sport Fuels Life podcast and shares how he’s cleared the bar on so many of […]

5 Reasons Women Belong In The Weight Room

Attention ladies, it’s time to start lifting! Many women cringe at the idea of weightlifting, buying into the myth that it will make them look more masculine. Lifting is a great source of exercise and can help you attain your goals faster than just doing cardio. Here are some added benefits to weight training. Burns […]

The Best 5 Workouts You Can Do From Home In Less Than 30 Minutes

Many of us struggle to fit a workout routine into our busy schedule. The human body was designed to move, and with just 30 minutes of exercise a day, you can decrease stress and anxiety and actually improve your energy levels. The secret to shorter workouts is High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT. […]

5 Cool New Sports to Check Out in the Tokyo Olympics

After being delayed due to COVID-19 in 2020, the Olympics are slated to return in the summer of 2021. These sports are making their debut (or comeback) in the Tokyo Games. Here’s an update on the new sports for this upcoming summer. Skateboarding The Olympic Committee took into account several factors before deciding which sports […]

Write It Down: Here’s How You Can Reach Your Athletic Goals

For many of us, the phrase “business as usual” was impossible in 2020. However, that doesn’t need to be the same for the New Year. With just weeks left until 2021, Sport Fuels Life just made it easier for you to devise a plan to maximize and track your athletic performance, guiding you as you […]

QUIZ: Which NFL Player Are You Based On Your Thanksgiving Plate?

America’s favorite holiday feast might look a little different this year as you practice safe social distancing, but your Thanksgiving plate can still be the MVP! Find out which famous NFL player your turkey day plate matches with this fun Thanksgiving themed quiz!

What to Get Your Favorite Athlete This Holiday Season

The holidays are fast approaching and while some might think they are a time for rest and relaxation, others are just itching to pick up their training. Your favorite athletes don’t stop working out just because it gets a little chilly outside! Here’s how you can help keep your super star athletes going strong with […]

Tracking Success With Dan Jansen

Dan Jansen is a four-time Olympic long track speedskater, who won an historic gold medal in the 1,000-meter during his fourth and final Olympic Games. He set a junior world record at only 16 years of age during his first international competition, and he made the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team when he was just 18. […]

3 Easy Tips to Keep Fitness a Priority During the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing and everyone’s schedules are going from busy to chaotic. It seems like any free time we have is going towards shopping, family events, and/or holiday festivities (while celebrating responsibly and staying COVID-safe!)  When things start to get hectic, our priorities start to shift, and, most often, exercise and […]

Transform Your Mind and Body With The Healing Power of The Great Outdoors

When former collegiate athlete and competitive skydiver, Sydney Williams, unexpectedly found herself on the receiving end of a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, while grappling with unresolved trauma from a decades-old sexual assault, she set out on a mission: turn her pain into power. Two hikes across Catalina Island and 80 miles later, she founded Hiking My Feelings to […]

Celebrating 5 Veterans Who Are Also Professional Athletes

We’ve always considered professional athletes our heroes and there’s no doubt about it they inspire us daily. But a few of them are heroes beyond their sport. As we celebrate Veteran’s Day and those who have fought for our freedom, we honor these 5 athletes who have served our country. Pat Tillman One of the […]