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Sam Yazbek
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Father of three boys, coach: football, basketball and baseball

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Fitness – General | Why You Should Log Your Workouts

A lot of athletes reflect and log their workouts, but very few truly record and evaluate what they are doing in training. For example, grading your effort after each practice or training session can give you an immediate accountability measure to use to encourage better effort moving forward. You can also share your logbook with…

Golf – Short game | Chip it Like a PGA Tour Pro!

Using the ‘bounce’ of the club Firstly, we need to make sure your setup is helping you out. It’s similar to bunker shots, because what you have to remember is to get in touch with the ground. If your club isn’t striking any part of the ground while you’re swinging or you’re in the rough…

Football – Hydration | HYDRATION FOR FOOTBALL ATHLETES

American football is a team sport that is characterized by short duration, high-intensity bouts of exercise followed by brief recovery periods (25-40 s) (Craig, 1968). The physical demographics of the athletes are quite variable depending on the position played; skill players are typically lean and quick, whereas the linemen are larger individuals with both larger…

Fitness – Fitness | Ten “Secret” Tips for Bikram Yogis

1 – Only smile if you feel like it. Some teachers are obsessed with asking students to smile during class. This is a somewhat controversial topic, but I feel strongly that you should only smile if you feel like it. For me, smiling in class takes me away from my meditation and concentration. Also, yoga…

Football – Hydration | Hydrate and Dominate! Why Athletes NEED Water!

Want a dominant performance out of your youth football athletes? Teach your kids the importance of proper hydration; specifically the benefits of drinking WATER before/during/after practice and game days. Also, look to hydrate with fruits rich in water, such as watermelon, strawberries and grapefruit. Why do we hydrate with water? Simply put- water helps provide…

Tennis – Conditioning | Unspoken Tennis Coaching Tips for Juniors

#1: Focus on Fun We play sport for a lot of reasons. But no matter what level we’re at, what usually got us started in the game was simple – we had fun. To avoid turning players off or burning them out, keep things as varied as possible. Come up with games and challenges. They…

General – Mental | Should You Coach Your Own Kid?

The question as to whether parents should coach their own kids in sports has been a topic of concern since the first day that organized sports came into being. The answer? It depends on who the parent is and how they stack up as a parent — or even as an individual for that matter….

Fitness – Fitness | Here are eight tips to help you get ripped and stay muscular

Supplement With L-Carnitine. … Dump the Junk for Real. … Plan Ahead or Fall Behind. … Good Sleep Is The Key. … Consume More, Not Less, Protein. … Squeeze Intervals Into Your Workouts. … Don’t Overdo the Liquid Calories—Even Protein Shakes. … Shredding Can Be A Bumpy Ride: Hang On.

Fitness – Fitness | 12-Minute Core Strength Sequence (for Real People)

Core strength a beautiful thing—but not for aesthetic, Instagram-worthy reasons. It’s about having the control and support to engage in whatever you like to do (run along the local trail, play tennis, build furniture) without strain or injury. It’s not about what’s on the outside, padding and all; it’s about building strength on the inside,…

Football – Throwing | The Perfect Quarterback Drop Drill via QB Guru Coach Steve Clarkson

“The Drop” is one of the absolute most important drills for a quarterback to perfect. This takes place on most passing downs and can make the difference between a decent high school quarterback and a D1 scholarship quarterback. Watch how Steve ingrains the footwork of the drop, the position of the hips throughout it and…

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ESports – General | Esports Coaching Guide – How To Find A Gaming Coach Or Become One?

Where to find esports coaches? For the first part of our topic, I will be tackling on where to find the most common esports coaches. To be honest, you can actually find them anywhere, but the good ones are harder to come by. For the budget conscious people or teams, you can try looking for…

Golf – Long Game | Hitting Your Driver Straighter

I tend to struggle off of the tee because my driver can send the ball in both directions (slice and hook). What scares the devil out of me is hitting a driver from a tree lined, narrow space tee box in order to get the ball to the fairway. I’d like to learn how to…

Fitness – Fitness | 10 Reasons Why Teens Should do Crossfit

Golf – Conditioning | The Golf-Gym Workout

In this article, I’m going to talk about how to use the equipment in your local gym and tailor it to a golf-specific workout. If you are starting a program, I suggest going through this training four days a week, for 30 minutes a session. A Monday-Tuesday/Thursday-Friday program is recommended. You don’t have to do…

Baseball – Hitting | 7 ABSOLUTES OF HOW TO HIT A BASEBALL

Because of the different set ups and stances, there are different ways for how to hit a baseball. But once a hitter gets to the contact point that is where all the differences stop and the absolutes and similarities start. If you compare Johnny Damon (who has a very open stance and a leg kick),…

Soccer – Defense | Key Coaching Points For Defending:

We’ve polled coaches and here are the key coaching points they recommend when it comes to defending: first defender must try to deny forward passes and delay the attack by marking the first attacker first defender must always have a supporting second defender who covers the space behind him 1st and 2nd defender should squeeze…

Golf – Swing Tips | The Ten (10) Best Swing Tips Ever!

1. Keep Your Hands Low Limiting the height of the followthrough will effectively reduce the height of your shots. The lower the hands, the lower the ballflight. Moving the ball back in your stance or choosing a stronger club and trying to swing easy are other ways to accomplish the same thing, but they’re less…

Basketball – Defense | How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense in Basketball

The Basic 2 – 1 – 2 [tag]Zone Defense[/tag] (box with a man in the middle) It is one of the most commonly used zone defenses – especially when a team has smallish forwards and one very large person – who covers the middle. The reason this defense (or variations of it) is used is…

Fitness – Fitness | Twelve (12) Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting CrossFit

12 CrossFit Tips Top Athletes Wish They Knew Before Starting 1. No two boxes are alike. “Each culture, coach and [workout] space is very different,” says Anna Willard, a CrossFit athlete at CrossFit Merrimack in Lowell, MA, as well as a former professional middle-distance runner. (She snagged a world record in the steeplechase in 2008,…

Basketball – Offense-shooting | Basketball Shooting Drills for Lights-Out Shooting!

If a coach uses the same basketball shooting drills over and over again at practice, there are two main things that will happen… The team will get bored. The team will stop giving 100%.​ No coach wants either of these things to happen. Having a variety of shooting drills to use will make you a…

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