Holiday Healthy Eating: I attended a lunch-in this week and was able to enjoy a presentation delivered by a registered dietitian on healthy eating throughout the holidays and thought I would share with you what I had learned. Which, was how to cook butternut squash quickly and safely, along with some health tips which were… Read More Healthy Holiday Tips
I just recently finished up the level 1 certification for Precision Nutrition. I am excited to incorporate many of their coaching ideas into my training with clients. Over the years it has always been frustrating to see so many people struggle to make gains and once they have made those gains, go on to lose… Read More Nutrition Certification
The National Federation of State High Schools Association recently passed the following rules for the upcoming spring 2017 baseball season. Coaches are now required to follow pitching guidelines based on the number of pitches thrown during a game rather than the number of innings pitched and a specific period of rest days dependent upon these… Read More High School Baseball Pitch Count Rule to Go Into Effect Spring 2017
I had a few kids at tennis camp today ask me this question “Well coach what is it you can learn from doing fitness? Don’t you just run as fast as you can and give 100%? I found this to be an interesting opportunity to educate the group through a demonstration of someone jogging down… Read More Coach what is it you can learn from doing fitness? Don’t you just run as fast as you can and give 100%?
I wanted to remind all of those who are playing this summer to make sure they are consuming enough liquids due to the hot and humid conditions in the area. If you follow the guidelines listed below it may decrease the chance of you becoming dehydrated. 1) Consume 16 oz. of fluid two hours prior… Read More Hydration Tips for the Summer
This may seem at first to be a very easy question to answer however you soon find that most of us cannot seem to define who we are. First know yourself and your values before you can be successful at sport. What I mean by this is take time to really think about the answers… Read More Defining yourself to become a better tennis player
Single Leg Hop to Balance in 3 planes of motion. 1st raise up one foot and hop forward land on foot that was raised and balance, hold for 3 seconds then hop back to starting position. Repeat this 10x each leg 2nd raise one foot up and hop out to the right (lateral) landing on… Read More Balance and Stability Exercise for the knee and ankle
I had an opportunity a few weeks ago to attend a tennis conference for the USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) and was fortunate enough to listen to some great speakers. Each speaker touched on various aspects of coaching tennis and I think the underlying theme was understand the why behind everything we do. This… Read More The Importance of Asking Yourself “WHY” as a Coach
Are you putting yourself into a position to win? By Kristopher S. Shumway, M.Sc., NASM-PES, iTPA-CTPS, USPTA-Elite Professional Tennis is a game of tenths and hundredths of seconds in which a player must anticipate, interpret, move, prepare, balance, choose a shot, recover and then repeat again and again throughout the entirety of a match or… Read More Are you putting yourself into a position to win?