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In the right spot

By kendrique coats | July 6, 2017

Working out with the Pontiac 8th grade basketball team. I always make it an effort to educate the guys and give them real life examples on the WHY on the things we do. If young athletes don’t see the WHY, it just becomes boring work. Just remember, ” Any fool can make another fool tired.”…

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Chasing Pain Is Not Progress

By kendrique coats | July 6, 2017

Get your &%^&$ moving!  That’s too slow you’re not moving fast enough!!  You need more weight, if it doesn’t hurt it doesn’t count!!!  Yeah yeah yeah, blah blah blah, we get it!  “No Pain, No Gain,” right?   WRONG!   The fitness industry has shifted in such a way that is sometimes sickening.  We are in a…

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A Controversial Topic

By kendrique coats | July 6, 2017

Many of us have been ruined and many have been fooled to believe the things we see are good.  Example:  The number of women who post selfies speaking about how wonderful their lives are.  The guy that posts an infinite amount of mirror selfies at the gym to show everyone his six pack or how…

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A Different Perspective On Retirement

By kendrique coats | July 6, 2017

Many people ponder the idea of retirement as something that will bring them more joy than ever before! More time for activities, personal time, and a time to enjoy things that have been forgotten. Sounds like it’s the life, right? Phyllis had all those intention as well as getting her body/muscle working like before, but…

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Issues with Youth Athletics

By kendrique coats | July 6, 2017

“Jimmy get ready, we have four games to play this afternoon!” “But dad, I just….” “What did I say,  Jimmy?!  The team needs you. I need you. How bad do you think it would look if your own dad is coaching the team and you are home racing bikes with friends?  Come on, don’t let…

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Blue Light; Sleep, Cancer, and Sports Performance

By kendrique coats | July 6, 2017

Sleep: there aren’t enough hours in the day for this insignificant phenomenon that many bypass to get one last job done before the end of the day.  Some claim that sleep isn’t necessary for success, but do we have it wrong?  Are we missing out on opportunities to become successful or has the influx of…

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Ten Sprint Facts I Wish Everyone Understood

By kendrique coats | July 6, 2017

By Tony Holler, Track Coach, Plainfield North High School   I consider myself a coach, a veteran of 36 years of coaching football, basketball, and track. Stuart McMillan recently tweeted, “A good coach knows a lot about a little and a little about a lot.” I know a lot about sprinting. I was tempted to…

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Early Sports Specialization

By kendrique coats | August 25, 2017

Early Sports Specialization By: Kendrique Coats, Owner of Coats Performance Early sports specialization seems to be the moneymaker these days, and why not? As numbers increase in youth development and travel leagues, surely someone has to take advantage of the naivety of many parents of athletes at this age group that think early specialization is…

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The Eye Holds No Vision

By kendrique coats | September 27, 2017

                                                 “The eye holds no vision” —By: Coach Sean Light As I write this article, I’m sitting in a Starbucks on East 84th Street in Manhattan. A taxi cab is stopped outside the…

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