1. The Tiger Woods Apology: Please, Enough is Enough!!!

    Friday, February 19th at 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time, Tiger Woods held a press conference to apologize to everyone. My question, Why? Seriously.....

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  2. Taking The "Im" Out of Impossible: A Matter of Connecting The "Dots"

    It is in giving several inspirational presentations to high school athletes, and programs, that I have had the distinct opportunity to truly reflect on what allows a select few athletes to achieve greatness through adversity...

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  3. The Benefits of Competitive Athletic Sports Participation

    According to the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) there were over 40 million boys and girls participating in organized sports in 2008...

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  4. Inspirational Quote for 2010

    Remember the past for it represents ones previous successes and/or failures giving confidence, solace, and room to grow; live in the present for it is here that one establishes the ...

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  5. A Definition of True Success

    The willingness, perseverance, and commitment to go through a process that allows one to achieve personal, family, and/or group goals; the kind of goals that many view as impossible to accomplish...

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  6. Downers Grove Reporter Article on Kirk Mango & Becoming a True Champion

    I would like to thank the Downers Grove Reporter and Janice Hoppe for taking time to acknowledge my work on Becoming a True Championand with athletes through the inspirational speaking presentations I have been giving at Downers Grove South High School...

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  7. Kirk Mango on 90.9 WDCB FM Radio “The Sports Doctor”

    Please join me and host Dr. Weil on his radio show The Sports Doctor for our discussion on the inspirational speaking presentations I have been giving in order to help make a difference for athletes...

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  8. Steve Weatherford of the New York Jets Endorses Becoming a True Champion

    I was happy to receive an enthusiastic endorsement from Steve Weatherford, current punter for the New York Jets...

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  9. Team Sports and Consistent Performance

    Often I hear team sport athletes talk about how difficult it is to perform their skill set in competition on a consistent basis...

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  10. High School Inspirational Speaking Presentation a Success

    This past Monday, I had the wonderful opportunity to present my thoughts and ideas to the DGS High School Volleyball Program on how athletes (or anyone for that matter) can achieve success through very adverse conditions...

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  11. "Becoming a True Champion" Authors Make a Title Change

    After much deliberation, my co-author and I have decided to make a change in the title of our book. The purpose of this change is to direct more attention to the larger market for which Becoming a True Champion was written...

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  12. If You Live To Be 100!!!

    If you live to be 100 years old you will spend the first 50 years of your life doing many things. You will spend the next 50 years doing more things and reflecting on all of those things that you did in your first 50 years...

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  13. Interview With Louisville Baseball's Phil Wunderlich

    Interview chat with Louisville University Cardinal baseball player Phil Wunderlich. Phil is a standout player and the No. 1 hitter for the Cardinals...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about almost 6 years ago 572 reads 0 comments

  14. USA National Champion Gymnast Kmieciak Interview Online Tonight

    National champion gymnast Keeley Kmieciak interview chat on The Athlete’s Sports Experience blog is tonight, Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. CST. Hope to see you there...

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  15. Interview w/Gymnastics National Champion, Louisville Ball Player, Major Leaguer

    In keeping with my purpose of giving young athletes, parents, and coaches valuable information about youth sports, I have planed several interview chats with some highly successful athletes. These competitors have been through it all...

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  16. Process over Outcome: Has America Forgotten?

    The first half of this post’s title takes direct aim at something I have spent a good deal of time referencing in many of my articles pertaining to youth sports...

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  17. Things Your Kids Didn't Learn in School and the Youth Sports Environment

    In perusing the internet, talking to colleagues, and sharing information from within the teaching and coaching profession, I come across interesting bits and pieces of information that force reflection...

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  18. Top 50 of All Time at Northern Illinois University

    I was surprised and humbled by a phone call I received from a former professor, Dr. Hubie Dunn, at Northern Illinois University this past Thursday night...

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  19. Open Chat Discussion on Issues in Youth Sports Today

    I recently made contact with an individual who is also concerned about the current youth sports environment. So much so that he created a website called Repairing Youth Sports to express his concerns...

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  20. A “What If?” for Coaches

    What if you were able to gain specific information about the athletes under your direction that gave detailed insight into their personality strengths and weaknesses, how they think, ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about 6 years ago 35 reads 0 comments

  21. New "Becoming a True Champion" Live Chat

    WHAT: Live Chat WHO: Kirk Mango WHEN: Sunday Afternoons: 4:00 – 5:00 pm central time Tuesday Evenings: 7:00 – 8:00 pm central time Randomly: Evenings throughout the ...

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  22. Organized Functional Training: A Format for Success

    If you are an athlete wanting to become better, more successful, maybe even of state or national caliber, you will likely find a multitude of things, or pieces of the puzzle, that need to be ...

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  23. In Case You Missed It! Kirk Mango on "The Sports Doctor"

    Those of you who may have missed my interview on Chicago's WDCB-FM radio show "The Sports Doctor" can click on the link below and listen to the show in its entirety. Your interest and feedback are welcome...

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  24. 40+ High School Athletes Suspended: What's Changed? Part II

    In Part I of 40+ High School Athletes Suspended: What’s Changed? I discussed the situation from which the title of this blog was created and referenced an earlier time to show some comparison...

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  25. 40+ High School Athletes Suspended: What's Changed? Part I

    Recently reported by Dana Kozlov on Chicago CBS local news, and in Bob Sakamoto’s article 43 York athletes suspended, was a story concerning the recent suspension of 43 high school athletes for breaking their school's athletic code...

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