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specialtopics The Power of a Coach: Which Coach Had the Greatest Influence on You? The Power of a Coach: Which Coach Had the Greatest Influence on You?

John Croyle discusses the coaches that had had the most influence on his life, as an athlete, a person, and a parent. From his high school basketball coach who had unwavering belief in his athletes to Coach "Bear" Bryant's strong leadership, it's clear coaches make a difference!

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specialtopics Motivational Topics Motivational Topics

Whether you are a coach, an athlete, a parent, or a sports fan, you have those days where you wonder if you even want to make the next game. We all have days like that. Youth athletics requires a lot of commitment, time, work, and often without a great deal of pats on the back. That's why motivation is so essential to playing well, and enjoying playing. Ready to get fired up? Just watch these videos!

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specialtopics The Ant Video The Ant Video

Remember that song we used to sing as kids? "Once there was a little old ant, who thought he'd move a rubber tree plant..." We educated, enriched humans often forget the power that is found in sheer determination. We are too often focused on what others think, or how we look as we do what we do. This Ant has a lot to teach us - and he does it without saying a word. The Ant Video is back! This is one is one of the greatest motivational videos of all time, because it is reality - not hype. Success doesn't mean you win. Success means you DO NOT quit. This video speaks volumes to those that want to succeed in any area of life.

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specialtopics Role of the Parent: Talking to Your Child After a Poor Performance Role of the Parent: Talking to Your Child After a Poor Performance

What do you say to your young athlete after he or she hasn't played well during a game? John Croyle suggests an honest, yet positive, approach to talking with your young athlete after the game.

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