Be a you all you can be. Don’t let others opinions affect the way you live your life. Just because people don’t agree with your choices or don’t understand you as a person doesn’t mean you should stop being who you are. Strive for the best, reach your goals and tackle life!!!
“So, I decided to call you to thank you for everything you taught me, it was all very important for my evolution, but this year, I left SHC, going to CCRN, which is a very different and important passage for me, since that I played for so long for the same club. And for that reason many new opportunities have come to me, and they have made me a more mature person, a better person and most of these things were you who taught me and that's why I came to thank you for everything”
After 4 years this now 14 year old girl comes to me and still remembers things she learned and that made her not just a better volleyball player but a better person. What makes me the happiest is seeing her being thankful for becoming a better person. This maturity and her words always remind me that I’m a teacher before I am a coach.
@noemiachiacchio I just want you to know that it was a pleasure to work with you, to laugh and to cry, to lose and to win by your side. May God bless you and your family. Thank you for trusting in me and that I could teach you something. Wish you nothing less than the best, girl.
Be happy, Goiaba!
Return to the breath 🙏🏻.
💭One of the most asked questions I get from athletes is how to reset after a tough play, or after a tough match - how they can clear their mind again.
💮A book that has changed the way I look at training and competition is ‘The Inner Game of Tennis’ by Timothy Gallwey.
💮Gallwey pays specific attention in regards to the power of our breath and how we can harness that power.
🗣“When the mind is fastened to the rhythm of breathing, it tends to become absorbed and calm.
Whether on or off the court, I know of no better way to begin to deal with anxiety than to place the mind on one’s breathing process.
Anxiety is fear about what may happen in the future, and it occurs only when the mind is imagining what the future may bring.
But when your attention is on the here and now, the actions which need to done in the present have their best chance of being successfully accomplished, and as a result the future will become the best possible present.”
💮From peak performance coaches to positive psychologists, if there’s one universal theme that ALL great mental training teachers come back to it’s this.
💮Bring your mind back to the present via your breath.
💮Gallwey doesn’t even try to change his breathing, he simply observes it. That act alone brings you out of any fear of the future or regret of the past and into this moment.
💮Breathing. It’s HUGE. You bringing your attention to your breath when your mind starts to get a little jumpy can help you reset, quit the nerves and let you get back to competing the best way you know how.
When some of the @usavwnt is practicing next to your court @ascanaheim, you ask volleyball legend, Karch Kiraly, for a picture. Thanks to him for being so kind and taking a moment for our 16s team. Also, it was great for our players to see the hard work these amazing players continue to put in to be the best in the world. 🏐🇺🇸🏐
I'm so proud of this @LMUMagazine cover story on specialization in youth sports. Shoutout to my awesome team @keithhedgecock, @contrabandamakeup, @maureenpacino, Dennis Ayuson, & @thearsenaldotcom. These kids were awesome! #youthsports#kids#sports#eyeblack