How to Get Better at a Sport

So you found the one sport that you had the most fun, with the least amount of injury acquired in a game.  Now, you probably want to be more than just a good player of the sport, whatever it is, and you can, it will take a bit of time for you to get better at it but by following the right path and right attitude, you can become a very good player of any sport once you find love for it. So let’s talk about the approach and the steps needed to get you started in bettering yourself.


The Attitude

attitudeThe first thing you have to definitely have is the right attitude, without this you will pretty much reach a wall in your development, and if you don’t develop the right attitude towards sports in the beginning, it could affect your career (should you choose to pursue a career in sports) and your relationship with your team.

A positive attitude is the most necessary thing for a sportsman, or rather for anyone really, if you are negative about reaching your goals in life you will never get there. Taking your failures and setbacks as positive learning experiences will allow you to develop your skills greatly. Remember, winning is great but you learn more when you fail, take the lesson of your failure in and allow yourself to grow from it.

You will also need to be respectful to your coach, team mates, and even your opponents. Giving people the respect they deserve will allow you to form bonds which will help you grow as a sportsman and a person. Being good at a sport is more than just being the best player, it is about being a respected player, through your abilities and the way you handle people.

And lastly, patience, if you do not have the patience in training and in game you will never be able to grow properly as a player and you will make poor decisions when it comes to games.  Wait and do what you can now, your growth will show in time, and opportunities will open up.

So be positive, be respectful, and be patient, be all of this and just have fun when playing and you will grow.



trainingTraining to become the best is a bit more complex, as it will depend on the individual and their goals, so I will be writing about advice that can be applied in general.

  1. Get Fit

You play sports, you probably are fit, but what I mean by this is to aim for your peak condition as an individual. Watch what you eat and train your body for maximum efficiency.

  1. Get a Trainer/Coach

They will be essential for your growth, as they will guide you the right path and teach you what they have experience in the field. We expand on that on another article.

  1. Learn More than One Sport

This will help you be more flexible, finding a way to apply what you know in one sport to another will allow you to become a formidable player.

  1. Challenge Yourself

Be careful not to hurt yourself, but keep challenging yourself to go beyond your limit a little bit every time.

  1. Keep Practicing Your Sport

It is simple enough, the more you practice the more you get better in something.

Do all these and you’re on a great start to become a very good athlete.


How a Personal Trainer Can Help You Grow

running-with-trainerLet’s say you know a bit about working out, you’ve read the books and watched videos online on how to train your body. The first few weeks are good, you workout routine is very good, but after a while it feels like you are not making any more progress. Sure you can do the research yourself, but that will take time away from your actual goal, this is where having a trainer really helps out. With a trainer you have the person with the experience and knowledge to get you to your goals.

When you have a trainer, you will have a friendly guide who can help you reach the level you want to achieve. The knowledge and experience they poses can be achievable with self-study, but this is inefficient, as you would be building up from scratch. If you allow a trainer to show you what he knows and work on it, you allow yourself a tested path to your goal. And when the time comes that you are at the same level or higher than your trainer, it is time for you to move on and build from where his knowledge and experience ends.

Trainers doesn’t need to be the very best of whatever field you are taking them from, just someone experience  who could allow you to expand your knowledge and ideas. They could be your temporary master, or a peer that could discuss ideas with and assist in your training.


Expanding Your Limits

If you are doing a sport as a hobby or something similar, you will still need a trainer to guide you the proper way of doing things. But if you are planning to become a professional or just really good at your sport (Maybe to show off), you will definitely need a trainer to help you reach and break you limits.

When it comes to going beyond your limits and increasing your ability, you will definitely need a guide that could help you achieve your goal, but also to keep you from hurting yourself. When it comes to achieving something like this you will need to do it slowly and carefully, if not you could get hurt to a point where you are no longer able to reach your dreams. Many potential professional athletes became a victim to this, training too hard, not listening to their coaches and trainers that they end up destroying any possibility of ever reaching their full potential.


A Good Friend

I’ve had a few trainers in my life, and most of them became very good friends of mine. They go beyond their employment and make sure of your wellbeing, and having a good trainer as a buddy will help you with reaching your goals, as they will not only give their professional advice but the advice of a good friend, which does actually help a lot.



It is only possible to reach your athletic goals and potential by having a friend that will assist you throughout the way, a friend who is knowledgeable and help you discuss options and weigh the pros and cons. You need a Trainer!

Our Sports Associations Trip to Atlanta

Quite some time ago, our relatively young association decided to travel to several places around the world to observe other sports associations and apply their methods to help build our organization stronger. I was one of the lucky few that were assigned to visit the U.S., in particular, the city of Atlanta, which was an amazing trip all on its own, because I’m a big fan of Coca-Cola and I was looking forward to visiting the Olympic park. But what we were there to observe were the sports associations, clubs, and organizations, which comprised of amazing people who we learned a great deal from.



Arriving in Atlanta

We were greeted at the airport and after getting our bags to the hotel were toured around the city, which was quite beautiful, especially because of the well maintained Olympic park, which we later returned during the night to see the fountains and lights. I have seen a few Olympic hosting cities in my life, but Atlanta did well on maintain what they built.


One interesting thing about Atlanta is the women, which were quite the beauties, but I observed that many may have gone through breast augmentation surgery, I could tell, I know the real deal from artificial ones. But it is understandable with the city having good facilities and doctors to get work done, according to our guide that is.

We later on finally saw a few athletes practice, surprisingly enough, in the city of Atlanta, the sport of rugby, and I don’t mean American football, I mean actual rugby, is quite a popular sport to play. With a good number of players and different divisions, I was surprised that the sport was even formally played in the US, with American football being the more popular sport in the country.




Truth be told I didn’t do much observing of the organizations myself, as we had a few people in the group who were a bit more attentive to it compared to me, I left it to them. But I did see the amount of hard work put in to make their association more active in the community, and concentrated more on how proactive they are as a group, mentally taking notes of it.


Overall Experience

On our flight home after our two week visit, I looked back on how well-oiled their association was and was thankful to them for allowing us to observe.  I thought to myself at that time if we as a small association would be able to be as successful as them. I look back now, and though we have a long way to go, I know deep within me that the reason for this associations existence is being fulfilled, and more is to come that will open many doors to those who come to us and seek help in their endeavors. I hope that we as an association will be able to help them reach their goals and that maybe one day be able to do more.