• 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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!

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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.… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • Queen of the Court: Q & A with Tennis Pro Jennifer Brady

    Jennifer Brady is no stranger to hard work or determination. In fact, she was only five years old when she discovered her passion for tennis in her hometown of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Two decades later, Brady finds herself among the tennis elite and for good reason. Ranked #24 in the world of women’s tennis, Brady played… Read more

  • How to Fuel Your Body to Run Your Best

    Running is a great way to get healthy and keep in shape. It requires loads of physical training and effort, but it also requires a lot of intention outside of training. Training for long runs can be a great time to address your overall nutrition. Applying proper nutrition can help fuel your body for training… Read more

  • Build an Attitude of Gratitude With Our Latest Playlist

    Science has proven that practicing gratitude improves your physical and mental health, enhances empathy, improves self-esteem and can even give you a better night of sleep! There’s no better time to drum up gratitude in your heart than the month of November. As we lead into the Thanksgiving holiday in the coming weeks, we’ve built… Read more

  • How to Boost Your Mood In 5 Minutes or Less

    The strain of everyday life can take a toll on your health and your game. But it doesn’t have to be hard to find pockets of joy to help elevate your frame of mind. Integrating these 5 simple tips can make it easy to improve your mood (in less than 5 minutes!) and boost your… Read more

  • Strategies To Perform Your Best With April Ross

    Since her debut on the pro beach volleyball scene in 2006, April Ross has cemented her role as a champion and one of the most universally loved players on tour. Lauded for her powerful serve, energy and competitive drive, April’s easy going personality off the sand makes her one of today’s most authentic, engaging and… Read more

  • How Much Do You Really Know About NASCAR?

    NASCAR and the world of racing received big news this week when Michael Jordan announced he was joining forces with Denny Hamlin to launch a new team for the 2021 season with Bubba Wallace behind the wheel. Jordan becomes the first full-time Black NASCAR Cup Series team owner since Wendell Scott nearly 50 years ago,… Read more

  • 6 Tips To Help You Keep Your Players Motivated

    A team’s motivation can shift from day to day, partially because it’s dependent on each individual player. The most successful coaches find positive ways to engage their athletes, so today we’ve got six small habits that will help you inspire and motivate your team. Cultivate a positive team culture.  Team culture is the expression of… Read more

  • This Just In: Big Ten Football is Back!

    Just one month after the announcement to postpone football to a spring 2021 season, the Big Ten just announced that they will return to competition on October 24th. ESPN reports that officials voted to begin the fall 2020 season thanks to new rapid testing opportunities and medical information that has brought new confidence around the… Read more

  • Choose Your Own Adventure With Ultrarunner Pete Ripmaster

    Iditarod champion, adventurer and ultrarunner Pete Ripmaster shares his unbelievable and inspirational journey on this episode of the Sport Fuels Life Podcast. Not only has Pete faced howling wolves, a brush with death, and a daunting journey across the Alaskan wilderness to win the 2018 1000-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational, he’s also a keynote speaker and soon to be… Read more

  • How to Prevent Soccer’s Most Common Injuries

    Although sports can provide great health benefits, common soccer injuries can put a strain on the physical, mental, and emotional health of even the best players. It’s important for athletes to know the risks, best practices for prevention, early detection and treatment to keep them on the field safely all season long. Common soccer injuries… Read more

  • Can Listening to Music Help Boost Your Workout?

    According to the National Center for Health Research, “Listening to music while exercising doesn’t just relieve boredom — it can help improve the quality of your workout by increasing your stamina and putting you in a better mood.”  And now that the September edition of the Sport Fuels Life workout playlist is here, you can let the latest hits from BTS,… Read more

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

    With athlete safety at the top of every school, club and sports organization’s list of priorities to navigate during this ongoing strange season of Coronavirus social distancing life, many parents and players are opening their hearts to new and creative ways to continue to compete. Individual sports such as running, climbing, pickleball, tennis, fencing, cycling… Read more

  • How To Build A Confident Athlete

    Tami Matheny has been a coach and an athletic director working to help produce nationally ranked teams, conference champions, and win numerous individual awards. All that, and she’s also the author of The Confidence Journal, The Confident Athlete and her newest book, This is Good!

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

    If you’re like most students in America, at some point during your middle school or junior high experience you were probably tasked with writing a celebrity or professional athlete a letter. Most of these pieces of fan mail receive responses with autographed photos, and usually it’s a favorite project for students who are thrilled to… Read more

  • Are College Sports Really Putting Athlete Safety First?

    George Plaster is a sports talk radio pioneer. He joins us on this episode of the Sport Fuels Life Podcast to discuss his career and weighs in on the latest sports news, from coronavirus, professional sports bubble competition, toxic team cultures and what’s actually motivating athletic directors and universities decision on whether or not to… Read more

  • Do You Know Your Football Trivia?

    While college football teams across the U.S. decide what to do about their 2020 season, we’ve been getting our football fix by rewatching Friday Night Lights (Texas Forever!) and making trivia quizzes. Find out how much you really know about your favorite sport by taking this quiz now! powered by Typeform

  • 3 Reasons You Need A Mindfulness Walk

    LeBron James, Derek Jeter, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are all successful athletes who have discussed the value of meditation to assist them in their performance during the game. But why should you try a walking meditation? We’ve got three great reasons! It Clears Out Mental Fog.Taking a walk outside interrupts the monotony of the… Read more

  • How To Change The World From Right Where You Are

    Professional tennis player and longtime coach Tim Siegel had found success in his career and had just shifted gears to slow down and spend more time with his family when the unthinkable happened. His 9 year old son, Luke, was in a terrible golf cart accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. 

  • Pole Vaulters Innovate New Ways to Compete

    This week Sport Fuels Life’s very own Megan Zimlich competed at the World’s Greatest Live: Acadia Invitational in Greenville, SC hosted in the hometown of Olympic pole vaulter, Sandi Morris, who took the silver medal at the Rio Games in 2016.

  • The 5 Stages of Successful Coaching

    ATP tennis coach Craig Boynton joins us in this episode of the Sport Fuels Life podcast, where he shares his coaching strategy for player evaluation as well as his top 5 tips for becoming a successful coach and mentor to your players.

  • Can vulnerability contribute to building a positive team culture?

    Studies show that the pressure and culture of high performance athletics can lead to chronic fatigue, mental exhaustion, burnout, depression and anxiety. Student athletes all over the country often struggle silently for fear of looking weak to their teammates and coaches, believing a false definition of what mental toughness actually looks like.

  • The Top 9 MLB Players of All Time

    While we await the return of baseball, we’re celebrating history’s top 9 most impactful players in the game, making a lasting impression on baseball as well as beyond the playing field. Read on below and tell us who your favorite is!

  • The Sport Fuels Life July Playlist is Here

    This month’s Sport Fuels Life playlist features classic sports anthems, perfect for your morning jog or return to the weight room. Legendary artists to help get you motivated from House of Pain, Survivor, The Ramones, Guns N’ Roses, Billy Joel and more! 

  • Tennis Ace Tim Wilkison Shares Coaching and Competitive Insights

    Commitment matters. After Tim started playing tennis exclusively at age 12, he marked off the days on his calendar when he practiced at least two hours (usually longer). Since he didn’t have access to indoor courts, he spent rainy days hitting balls against the wall of an indoor gym. He practiced four years in a row without missing a day.

  • Understanding Your Why with Coach Mike Srock

    Accomplished speed and strength coach Mike Srock, from James F. Byrnes High School in Greenville, South Carolina, wants his players to have purpose in everything they do. Read on below to learn how his program has pivoted during COVID-19 and what he’s doing in preparation when in-person practices and competition to resume. Coach Srock says… Read more

  • More than just Speed and Strength Training

    Coach Srock has designed a dynamic speed drill plan for his athletes this summer, and Sport Fuels Life members get exclusive access. Be among the first to know when this workout drops next week and sign up for your free Sport Fuels Life membership today!

  • Achieving The Perfect Balance, With Coach Mike Srock

    Mike Srock is a renowned speed and strength coach for James F. Byrnes High School in Greenville, South Carolina and has helped win 13 state championships in football, volleyball, softball and cross country. He has been awarded numerous Coach of the Year titles for his incredible work, and was inducted into the South Carolina High… Read more

  • Can Running A Marathon Help Your Grieving Process?

    “I told her I’d run the Charleston City Marathon because that was the race that she always ran. She always wanted me to run it with her, but I didn’t get the chance while she was here. I promised her that I would run the race in her honor.”

  • 3 Ways to Support Your Mental and Emotional Health

    Navigating the mental and emotional challenges of a global pandemic is taking its toll on even the most elite athletes. If you’re wondering what you can do to work through your feelings, we’ve got three helpful tips to move toward mental and emotional wellbeing.

  • How Tennis Fuels the Life of Elite Tour Coach Craig Boynton

    “Sports is my life,” he said. Everything I have in my life is directly or indirectly because of coaching. If it weren’t for tennis, I would never have met my wife Terry, a former collegiate tennis player at Stanford who holds the record for dual match percentage while she played on the tour.” They have three children ranging in age from 17 to 25.

  • The Best Sports Movies To Watch

    Looking for a little inspiration during quarantine? Our Sport Fuels Life team has compiled a list of our top 12 favorite sports movies that will remind you of why you love the game, and a bonus Spotify playlist featuring songs from the movies!

  • Good News For The Sports World

    The world of competitive sports is on pause, but thankfully team spirit has not been cancelled. We’ve been so inspired by the ways so many athletes and athletic organizations have stepped up to assist their communities during this time.

  • Coaches: Make Your Team Part Of The Family

    We admire Coach Shaver for his tenacity and for being a positive role model. Special thanks to Coach Shaver and the individual who nominated him, for sharing this truly worthy Sport Fuels Life story. Do you know a coach or athlete who is doing amazing work? Nominate them today for a chance to be featured right here on our blog!

  • Stay Motivated with this Sport Fuels Life Playlist

    Our awesome Sport Fuels Life team has created our very first Spotify playlist! We’re calling the inaugural playlist “We Don’t Quit” because it features a few of our favorite pop and hip-hop songs for your stay at home quarantine workout. These beats are sure to help get you energized and infuse you with the confidence… Read more

  • Nick Gwiazdowski Brings His Heart To The Mat

    We recently caught up with Nick Gwiazdowski, a North Carolina State graduate and wrestler who won back-to-back national championships in 2014-15. More recently he earned the gold medal at 125 kilograms (275 pounds) on March 15th at the Pan Am Olympic Qualifier in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. With the abrupt changes in the sports world unfolding… Read more

  • Celebrating This Year’s Exceptional NCAA Basketball Athletes

    On March 13th, the 2020 NCAA basketball tournament was canceled by the NCAA because of concerns regarding the spreading coronavirus (COVID-19). That decision resulted in #MarchSadness across the United States. It’s the first time the annual NCAA Tournament will not be held since it was first launched 81 years ago, in 1939.

  • How To Keep Sport Alive During Social Distancing

    With all the uncertainty that our nation is facing while dealing with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and the cancelling of all our sports events and community gatherings to help flatten the curve of the disease, it can feel overwhelming for our young athletes and coaches. If you’re feeling helpless, we’ve got a dose of inspiration for you!

  • Get to know Bri Scott

    Bri Scott is sharing her #sportfuelslife journey with us in today’s blog post! Read on to get to know more about this stellar member of our Team Connection squad!

  • Building A Winning Team Culture

    Megan Zimlich is an accomplished track star and, among her many other fantastic qualities, is an important player on our team here at Sport Fuels Life and Team Connection. When it comes to building a successful team culture, she believes that honest assessment, getting specific with setting goals, and making accountability a priority are all… Read more

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