FSU COACH Blog

Professional Athletes’ Social Media Use and Player Performance: Evidence From the National Football League (NFL)

Learn more about how the level of humility/arrogance expressed through athletes’ social media postings and post volume is associated with the athletes’ in-game performance.

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Let Your Game Speak

Many players want highlights, ESPN top 10 moments, and those financial deals that come from attention. Coaches must be intentional to teach players to “act like you’ve done this before.”

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Intercollegiate Coaches’ Experiences and Strategies for Coaching First-Year Athletes

Learn more about how university coaches’ used their experiences and strategies to help first-year student-athletes balance their academic study, athletics, and personal lives.

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Burnout is Real for Coaches AND Athletes

Whether it’s coaches, athletic directors, or others in sports organizations, many of us are struggling with stress and the potential of burnout.

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Goals are Good if the Right Goals are Set

Setting the right goals determines how far you and your team can go!

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From the Voice of Athletes: Positive and Negative Aspects of Parent/Athlete Relationships

Learn more about the perceptions of former youth athletes and their experiences with their parents.

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Pat Summitt and Title IX Share Milestones in June 2022

The summer of 2022 provided two monumental opportunities to reflect on the journey of women’s athletics over the last 50 years. In June 2022, Title IX celebrated 50 years and is, undoubtedly, the single most important piece of legislation ever written for female athletes in the United States.

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Get a Coach

Pat Conroy was an award-winning author well known for his work particularly focused in the southeast United States. However, before becoming a household name for his literary abilities, he was a college basketball player. In a rare deviation from his normal topics, Conroy wrote a non-fiction book about his four years of college ball.

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The Bees and the Flies

I was recently talking to an accomplished athlete who was struggling to perform some of the fundamentals of their sport. After they spent a few minutes breaking down their technique into fine detail with me, I encouraged them to forget it all. “You’re overthinking this,” I told them. “Your own mind is interfering with your ability to let your body do its job.”

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Educational Preparation of College of College Coaches: "Are We Winning Yet?"

Learn how college coaches have been educated and continue to learn.

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Student-Athlete Development and Winning Success: An Analysis of Directors' Cup Standing

Learn more about the relationship between athlete development personnel resources and winning success at NCAA Division I Institutions.

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Positive/Negative Feedback, Silence, and Music on Jump Shot Performance in Basketball

Learn more about the role of music as well as positive an. negative reinforcement on jump shot performance.

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Neuromuscular Effects of Shifting the Focus on Attention in a Simple Force Production Task

Learn more about the neuromuscular effects of an internal or external focus during a physical task.

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Voices of Singapore National Beach Volleyball Female Athletes: What is an Ideal Coach?

Learn more about what elite female athletes believe are the characteristics of an ideal coach.

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Longitudinal Trends in Master Track and Field Performance Throughout the Aging Process

Compare how performances across different athletic disciplines decline with age.

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Perceptions and Use of Recovery Strategies: Do Swimmers and Coaches Believe They are Effective?

Learn more about what recovery strategies were used by swimmers in training and competition, why, and what barriers exist to their use.

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Stress and Burnout Experienced by Intercollegiate Swimming Head Coaches

Examine stress and the potential for burnout in swimming coaches in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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Current Perceptions of Strength and Conditioning Coaches' Use of Sled Tow Training

Learn more about current perceptions of strength and conditioning coaches' use of sled towing as part of their training programs.

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Worst to First: Turnaround Leadership Through the Lens of Successful High School Football Coaches

Examine how a new coach can quickly turn a losing program into a winning one!

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