Should coaches be fit?

Well, everyone should be fit. But, according to Tim Baghurst, Ph.D, it is especially important for coaches as they are role models for young athletes. You can read his interesting article on the topic brought to us by our friends at TruSport.

Jim Rice headlines American Baseball Foundation Dinner

Our partner, the American Baseball Foundation, held their annual banquet and Hall of Famer Jim Rice was the star. From the ABF Press Release:

Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Jim Rice riveted Central Alabama baseball enthusiasts as he recounted his sixteen-year, Major League career. Noting that even though he played both basketball and football better than baseball in his native Anderson, South Carolina, he eventually opted for baseball for the potential length of career and by virtue of having been chosen in the 1st round of the 1971 amateur draft.

Jim attributed his success in hitting through having developed the ability to hit with home run power to all fields. He added that to be a good hitter at the highest level, the athlete had to been able to hit “bad” pitches, that is pitches that were thrown in difficult locations to hit. He stated that his ability to work diligently on the practice field until all had abandoned it was a key to his success.

Jim was introduced by ex MLB first baseball and Birmingham resident, Jack Baker. Jack had played with Jim in the minor leagues. He noted that Jim had excelled at all levels, denoting to his fellow athletes that he was destined to become a major league star.

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Why did Sports Authority go out of business?

There are many reasons that Sports Authority – and many other brick and mortar retailers – went out of business. But for a sporting goods company some of the contributing factors may be unique. Jim Baugh, founder of our partner, PHIT,has some interesting thoughts on the situation. And, as always we call for your support in helping them pass legislation that will encourage more physical activity in America.

More on leadership from TruSport

Yesterday we posted an article from one of our partners, TruSport on leadership. Today we bring you another written by Dr. Timothy Baghurst with 13 ways to help your child become a leader.

Five Steps to Helping Your Child Become a Leader

Here is a great article from our partners at TruSport written by Adam H. Naylor. All parents who want their young athletes to learn positive lessons from sports need this message.

High School Spirit Embodied

Want to read something that will motivate you, and will take you away from the anger and divisiveness swirling around our world today? The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke has just the prescription with his moving story about the Lucerne Valley High School basketball team that doesn’t win a lot of games, but will win your heart.

Quote for Tuesday

“When we have done our best, we should wait the results in peace.” – J. Lubbock. Get out there and do your best today!