Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Simple but Not Easy: Improving Your Weaknesses

Hello Everyone!

We've all heard it before, "improve your weaknesses." As athletes this is very important because athletes are only as good as their weakest skill. Whether it is speed, quickness, shooting, dribbling, passing, catching, fielding, jumping, physical play, etc., whatever it is, athletes will be limited by those skills that they are not good at.

Yet, as humans we enjoy (and therefore work on) the skills we are good at.
If we are a speedy sprinter we like to practice sprinting.
If we are a great shooter, we like to practice shooting.
If we are great at the plate, we like to practice hitting.
And the list goes on...
This is why it is so beneficial for athletes to have a good coach in their lives. A good coach makes you practice those skills you know you should be practicing, but wouldn't practice on your own!

A good coach will identify an athlete's weaknesses and make sure that at every practice or training session that athlete is working on improving what they need most.

We like to think we will practice/train our weaknesses on our own, but reality is we won't and don't.

If every athlete trained the way they intended then every athlete would come to the next season with less weaknesses. Yet, most come back year after year after year with the same weaknesses and the same strengths.

Don't be like most athletes. Improve your weaknesses!

Not sure how to improve your weaknesses? Maybe a training session at AGSP is in order.

Keep training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance

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