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CHUCK SCHUMACHER: Coach Chuck — Why It’s Important To Train Right

Everything we do amounts to training — intended or unintended — and you become what you’ve been trained to become. If correct movements are repeated and the correct mind-set applied, progress will be made; belief and technique are one. But if incorrect movements are repeated and they become habit, it won’t matter what you believe. If it’s a person’s goal …


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CHUCK SCHUMACHER: Coach Chuck — Pressure In Youth Sports: Protect Kids Or Teach Them To Deal With It?

“C’mon, Mason, you can do it! One more strike, put him in the books!” As these encouraging words resonate from the crowd, Mason receives the ball back from the catcher after throwing one in the dirt, allowing the runner to score from third — one ball, two strikes. He pauses to compose himself, taking a breath to relax his mind …


CHUCK SCHUMACHER: Coach Chuck — The Inner And Outer Journey Of Youth Sports

“I want to be a Major League Baseball player.”  “I want to play in the NBA.”  “I want to make it to the NFL.” — Anonymous kids When one of my young students tells me his goal is to be a professional baseball player, my response is always the same: “Let’s get to work.” Instead of squashing a kid’s dream, …

CHUCK SCHUMACHER: Coach Chuck — Replace Frustration With Knowledge

Is frustration dominating your child’s athletic experience? When young athletes can’t let go of frustration after failure, it’s a clear indication they have no clue how to make an adjustment, leaving them vulnerable to more of the same. And when adults get over-involved during the game, it usually makes things worse. A parent’s natural reaction is to come to the …

CHUCK SCHUMACHER: Coach Chuck — On the Road To Success, Not Taking The Shortcut Is The Shortcut

How long does it take to get a black belt in karate? Do you think my kid has a chance to play ball in high school or college? These are questions I’ve been asked numerous times throughout my teaching and coaching career, and the answer is always the same: It depends. As our kids take their journey in sports, there’s …