What Coaches Want From Athletes – Basketball

I have been working with high school and college basketball athletes for a number of years and it amazes me how important communication is on and off the court.  There is the support that the bench gives the team on the floor. There is the nonverbal and verbal communication the coaches, trainers and team doctors give to the players on ... More

Aker’s (49ers) the Best Kicker Ever – Is it Mental?

Some might say that Akers got lucky, since his kick did hit the cross bar and then bounce in. I think it only added to the ecstasy of the moment; the reaction of Akers, his teammates, and their coach, Jim Harbaugh, was priceless. Akers is a telling reminder that hard work, determination, and self-confidence trump all. He is the king of the ... More

The Seven “C’s” of Championship Team Building

Janssen Peak Performance The Seven “C’s” of Championship Team Building By Jeff Janssen, M.S., Peak Performance Coach Former Boston Celtics basketball Coach Red Auerbach once remarked “Some people believe you win with the five best players, but I found out that you win with the five who fit together best.” Like champi... More

3 Strategies for Creating Strong Leaders

Three Strategies for Creating Strong Leadership The coach-captain partnership It is absolutely critical to your program's success in so many ways. You rely on your captains to help set and uphold the standards of the team, monitor the chemistry, and be your voice in the locker room and on the weekends when you are not there. You need your ... More