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Inspiration, and observations of 7th level athletes and coaches in action

Nick Saban and Enjoying the Process

Nick Saban, a college football titan, has cultivated a reputation for being a highly organized and process-driven coach. Saban’s coaching philosophy, often referred to as his “process,” is not just a mere collection of strategies but a system of principles, mantras, and practices that have evolved over his remarkable 50-year coaching career.…

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The ABCs of Hockey According to Saul L. Miller

In sports, especially in high-pressure situations like a game, practice, or tryout, it’s not just physical skills that matter; your mental game is equally critical. Saul Miller’s book “Hockey Tough” offers a valuable concept known as the “Hockey ABCs” to simplify and manage your mindset, ensuring you don’t overthink and play indecisively…

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The 7th Level Athlete

Becoming a 7th-level athlete is a journey that stems from the training and lessons I acquired at IPEC’s Coaching Program. It’s not just about physical prowess; it’s about embracing a holistic approach to self-improvement and the quest for sports mastery. The path to becoming a 7th-level athlete begins with a simple yet…

Pulisic and Breaking Your Comfort Zone

Christian Pulisic, US soccer wunderkind, is making his move from Chelsea to AC Milan.  Shifting from one championship-caliber club to another, he must embrace being out of his comfort zone and be open to learning new tactics and techniques. Moving from team to team, organization to organization, can be very challenging for…