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Quiz the Coach :: Suck at Sports

Hey Coach,

Okay, so I suck at pretty much every sport, but I want to get better. How can I do it?

Athletic Hope

Dear Athletic Hope,

Young people have a huge advantage to learn new things and one of those things is sports. When you’re young you have all this extra time in your day to play with your toys and your friends. You can use that extra time to really get better at things and sports is a great choice. But you’re only young once, so let’s get to it!

So you Suck at Sports… MYTH!!!

You might think you “suck” at every sport, but you have to get this type of thinking out of your head. There is NO ONE in this world who picks up a basketball for the first time and hits 10 baskets in a row. You have to get over the embarrassment of trying something new, because like anything it takes time and practice to do something well

Natural Athletes… MYTH!!!

Steep SlopesSteep Slopes

The people that are considered natural athletes are not really good by magic… it’s because they have little fear. They are not scared to look silly. They are not scared to make a mistake. They are not scared to hurt themselves. By losing your fear of looking ridiculous, you will be much more comfortable to try difficult skills, and sports will come to you naturally with practice.

Visualization Ventures

Watching SportsWatching Sports

Visualize this… you watch a lot of skateboarding on TV, on youtube and even live at the park. When you remember all the tricks and moves that you see in your memory, you can learn how to duplicate those skills yourself. It’s called visualization and it’s one of the most effective ways to learn sports. So watching whatever sport you want to learn is essential to getting better at something.

Get into the Game

Obviously the best way to get better at a sport is to play. Play street hockey with your friends, go running in the park by yourself, take some tennis lessons, join the school volleyball team. By getting yourself into the culture of sports, you are destined to be an athlete!

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Sports In The Forums

yes trying out for it
reply about 4 hours
Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
yes it is  :)
reply about 5 hours
"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
reply about 14 hours
"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
reply about 14 hours
Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
reply 3 days