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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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its true.
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Do you have an old tire you could start off practicing with? It helps you align your hands. I find it kind of hard to explain, but there are lots of great resources out there online if you search for them. :) To do a cartwheel stand in a lunge with your favourite leg (by that I don't mean you look at it and say "that's a nice leg" but that you favor that leg when doing things, you feel comfortable with it going first), knees bent slightly, and your arms straight up by your ears. Make sure your elbows are locked. You don't want to drop. Assuming you start with your right, reach forward with your right arm while kicking your left leg up at the same time. Your left hand should follow very quickly and as it touches the ground your right leg should also be off of the ground. You should pass through the handstand briefly and your left leg should reach the ground first with your right following it and you will finish in a lunge just as you started. Hand, hand, foot, foot. 1,2,3,4. There's a rhythm to it. Keep practicing and try to perfect not kicking around as you go.
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Well I'm in 6th grade this year and next year in seventh grade I'm going to try out for cheerleading... The problem is I cant do a cartwheel or any of that! So I have to cram all of this stuff into just one year, all help is appreciated.
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