Add Injury Prevention to Your Dynamic Warm-Up in 2 Minutes

Are you doing all you can to protect your players from tearing their ACLs? Instituting a regular dynamic warm-up is an important first step toward keeping our athletes healthy. In my last post, The Dynamic Warm up, Why Do it?, we looked at the … Continue reading

The Dynamic Warm-Up, Why Do it?

This week I met with a group of high school basketball players starting their pre-season conditioning. They headed straight for the end line to start warm-ups, and then … waited for me to tell them what to do. Me: Do … Continue reading

Are we returning injured players to sport too soon?

Why do so many kids not only keep getting injured, but keep getting re-injured?! The biggest risk factor for injury isn’t over-training or lack of fitness, poor coaching or poor preparation. It isn’t even reckless play. The biggest predictor of injury … Continue reading

Because We Care More About the Kids than the Soccer

I did something I have never done before at a Fit2Finish soccer session recently. I scrapped my complete injury prevention training plan, and we spent the whole 40 minutes talking, stretching and mending. Why? Because all but one of the players … Continue reading

Women Do Success Differently

The celebration of International Women’s Day has gotten our attention. Here in the States, “A Day without a Woman” has resulted in some school districts closing for the day because so many teachers have requested leave. This has left thousands of children … Continue reading

Do You Follow the Rules?

Warning: this will be a bit different from the usual Fit2Finish post. Read at your own risk. When I was a young athlete, a junior golfer specifically, I thought nothing of the rule declaring that ladies and juniors couldn’t play until … Continue reading

Helping Kids Set Healthy Boundaries

No used to mean no. Nowadays it’s more of a suggestion or an invitation to negotiate just how hard you will work to change my mind. But what if the answer needs to be no? What if the right response is … Continue reading

5 Lessons from the Rio Olympics: All that Glitters is (mostly) Gold

Every 4 years, we get a gift like no other: the Olympics, brought to us in living color. Again this year, I walk away with new lessons learned and old lessons more deeply entrenched. Here is my 5 medal haul … Continue reading

Coaching Like Pat Summitt (video)

With the passing of Pat Summitt, women’s sports loses an iconic coach and world class human being. Not only does the women’s basketball nation mourn her passing, but so does a generation of young people, now full-fledged adults, who knew … Continue reading

Smart Girls Wanted, Non-Athletes Need Not Apply

Here’s the truth: athlete beats non-athlete pretty much every time. If I am looking to hire you to work for me, smart is good, initiative is great, willingness to try new things is necessary, and good character is a must, but check … Continue reading