MMA Tips & Drills
A good stretch helps keep you from cramping.
Do not get overly confident, keep your head in the game and stay focused.
Always have the right attitude so the coach will know that you're there to play.
All athletes can improve their athletic performance by determining goals and outlining steps that they can take to achieve those goals.
Recovery After Injuries
Active rest will help in recovery and regeneration after sports related injuries. A brisk walk or slow swim is considered active rest. Also, a sports massage will help reduce muscle fatigue.
It is important that your safety equipment be well fitted. Safety equipment is not effective when it does not fit properly.
Do not increase training time or intensity by more than 10% at a time. This should help reduce injuries.
Don't simply practice the skills that you are good at. Challenge yourself to learn new skills and practice them. The more you learn and master, the more valuable you are to your team!
Arrive at scheduled practices early, stay late and work hard while you are there.
Listen to your coach. A coach not only determines your play time, a coach is also a valuable resource because coaches generally want to help you grow and develop as a player, and they will have training and experience to help make it happen.
Keep up your grades and practice everyday. Believe in yourself and you can accomplish anything. Thank GOD everyday for giving you the ability to play sports and be great.
Discovering Your Talent
Discovering your talent starts from the classroom. Keep making good grades and see the difference in your talent discovery.
When you are hurt tell someone -- don't cover it up and say you are fine if you are not!