Why Leaders’ Actions Speak Louder Than Words TrueSport Ambassador and four-time Olympic medalist Peter Vanderkaay learned from his swimming coach that actions speak louder than words, and that above all else, the best leaders lead by example.
Step #1 To Becoming A Great Leader As one of only five athletes in Olympic history to win a medal at both the Summer and Winter Olympics, TrueSport Ambassador Lauryn Williams knows a thing or two about what it means to be a strong leader.
Why The Best Coaches And Leaders Are Fit By: Tim Baghurst, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Oklahoma State University When speaking to athletes and also to my own students, I often hear something similar to: “I once had a coach who made us run laps, even though it was obvious that he…
Why Coaches Should Invest In Themselves For most athletes, their coach is one of the most influential people in their life. According to USADA’s What Sport Means in America survey, coaches rank as the number one positive influence on youth today among the respondents surveyed. At their best, coaches can help their players improve their…
The Importance of Accountable Sports Parents Youth sports parents play many different roles: former (or current) athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model, critic, and maybe most importantly, influencer. Studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport even more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical…
The 3 Keys To Building An Accountable Team Former USA Volleyball National Team Member and TrueSport Advocate Candace Lee-Vering shares three big ways in which teammates being accountable to one another can turn a good team into a great one.
How DeeDee Trotter Never False-Started Again Olympic gold medalist and TrueSport Ambassador DeeDee Trotter shares the story of how she started to take accountability for her actions as an athlete…and never false-started in a race again!
What Being An Accountable Athlete Means Olympian and TrueSport Ambassador Elizabeth Beisel explains what being an accountable TrueSport athlete means for you, your teammates, and your coaches.
The Three R’s of Recovery TrueSport Coach Eli Kreunen discusses the three R’s of recovery—Replenish, Rest, and Recover—and how they will help your youth athlete’s mind and body bounce back quickly after a tough game.
How Do Track Athletes Recover In The Off-Season? Olympian and TrueSport Athlete Ambassador DeeDee Trotter shares how she stays fit while also letting her body recover in between track and field seasons.