When parents, peers/fans, and coaches knowingly or unknowingly place an athlete on a pedestal, that athlete does everything they can to keep from falling off. That athlete begins to fear that they will no longer be liked as much, valued as much, or accepted if they fall off the proverbial pedestal that, we as “sports fans”, place them on. They begin to place their internal self-worth in their sport and their athletic ability. Do you believe those 3 short paragraphs above to b
Your environment has a powerful psychological effect. It’s a place that either supports you or not. Learn to become aware of the sub-conscience forces that drive you and you’ll learn to control your life. Let’s get started. Engineering Your Environment to Build Positive Habits- Why does working out seem easier for some and impossible for others? Why are some people more successful than others? Each of these can be answered with one word – habits. What is a Habit? Habi
Hi, my name is Ella Dimmick, I am a rising Junior at Brunswick Highschool. I am a competitive synchronized ice skater. Synchronized skating is a team sport. Each team is composed of 20 skaters; 16 members of the team compete nationally. Our programs are made up of various elements such as intersections, circles, lines, blocks, wheels, and lifts. I started ice skating when I was 5 years old and started synchro when I was 6 years old. I joined PFP to become a stronger and more
Growing up… I was typically one of the kids that knew the game but struggled with certain aspects of the physical side. I was a bit slower. I was a bit smaller. And I was a bit weaker. I knew the schematics of sports well and it usually allowed me to get plays and put myself in advantageous positions! When I went to combines… I was always underperformed in comparison to my teammates! I have grown to love the process of developing the physical prowess athletes need to succeed.
Last year at a basketball game I witnessed what is wrong with youth sports. A coach who was more focused on himself than the kids on his team. I unfortunately witness this kind of thing 1-2 times per week. As parents, I am sure you see it far more often than that. It makes me sick to tell you the truth. I do not want to spend too much time focusing on the problem in this writing because solutions are needed. However, it is important to lead-in with the problem. The game I wen
I want to share with you one of my FAVORITE exercises to do. I do it for my family, my finances, my career, and in this case, my purpose in life to impact millions of kids, coaches, and parents all over the world. Inspiration Exercise: “I imagine…” For the purpose of this article, I changed "I" to "We" because this is what the PFP movement is all about. Our entire team believes that this WILL happen, and as a team we are working tirelessly everyday to see to it that by the t