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Date registered: March 15, 2011

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  1. Tip of the Month – June 2020 — July 7, 2020
  2. Body Language in Coaching: A Tool for Effective Communication — July 7, 2020
  3. Tip of the Month – May 2020 — May 31, 2020
  4. Coach – Athlete – Coach – Parent: Building Positive Relatonships — May 31, 2020
  5. Tip of the Month – April 2020 — May 3, 2020

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Jul 07

Tip of the Month – June 2020

Coach Monika Says… Setting Performance Goals for the 2020-2021 Season It is proper timing at this point for athletes to establish performance goals for the upcoming 2020-2021 season since sports programs are not operating at the present.  Coaches: Send Questionnaire to athletes ages 13 years and older because they are old enough to understand the …

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Jul 07

Body Language in Coaching: A Tool for Effective Communication

Note: The plan was to continue the Series “The Dirty – Not-so-little Secret in Coaching’ – abuse in sports but I spent over 6-weeks gathering the research. It turned out to be too lengthy and actually colossal – although the story must be told to raise greater awareness at all levels of sport. However, I …

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May 31

Tip of the Month – May 2020

Coach Monika Says… How to Boost Your Athlete’s Immunity during the Virus Pandemic  I discovered this post on the Website of TrueSport (refer to Reference). Although their recommendations are for the Annual Flu season, we can safely assume that these would equally apply to the present COVID-19 pandemic. Due to current social isolation requirements we …

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May 31

Coach – Athlete – Coach – Parent: Building Positive Relatonships

We all need some uplifting news at this time! Digressing from previous Newsletters on the rampant abuse in sports, the focus is on “Building positive relationships between coaches, athletes, and parents.” Establishing the ‘open communication channel’ is very crucial – something most clubs and coaches could improve whenever sports resume this year. I have always …

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May 03

Tip of the Month – April 2020

Coach Monika Says… Nutrition Strategies during “Shut Down” and Lack of Training These are ‘hard times’ for regular folks and especially athletes, who are in important training phases! The required ‘shutdown,’ social distancing and isolation at home are big challenges for all active athletes and specifically those training toward regional and national championships, or trying …

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May 03

The Dirty – Not-so-little – Secret in Coaching – Part II

Sports in the Aesthetic Group I reported on the abuse within Beginner Sports in February. I decided then to present my personal reflection on sport in the March News, i.e., what sport is supposed to be and what it really has become or is.  The April Newsletter deals with Part II, elite artistic gymnastics, elite …

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Mar 31

Tip of the Month – March 2020

Coach Monika Says… “Spice Up” Your Exercise Program – Add and Vary Exercises Part III I provided samples of exercises for lower body strength and explosive power in the past two Newsletters, especially for developmental athletes. Here is a jumping series with various equipment: chair, stacked mats, and boxes of different height. Series #3 The …

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Mar 30

Reflections About Sport

Undoubtedly, some readers will not be particularly fond of this discussion as they rather see tips and articles related to athletic improvement and/or performance. However, the present status of sports and the role of coaches within such a sport system lends itself to closer examination, i.e. what sport is proposed to represent (should be) and …

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Mar 03

Tip of the Month – February 2020

Coach Monika Says… “Spice Up” Your Exercise Program – Add and Vary Exercises Part II I provided samples of exercises for lower body strength and explosive power in the January Newsletter, inclusive of the chart, showing the impact of exercises and exercises to avoid, especially for younger athletes.  Here are additional ones for the lower …

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Mar 03

The ‘Sad and Dark Side’ of Coaching

Part I – Children and Youth Sports Abuse of Power and Misconduct Some time ago, I wrote about the ‘dark side’ of coaching. The topic of abuse in sports has been ‘taboo’ for a very long time (since the early 1950s), and was ‘swept under the rug’ by the ‘old boys network’ and a stronghold …

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