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Pahulu’s POV | Monterey Trail Football Powers Past Clayton
A Strong Power Running Game Delivers Nonconference Road Win For Monterey Trail Football • George Pahulu first approached SportStars about covering Tongan and Samoan athletes for the magazine back in 2017. He’s covered several games for us since then under the series name, “Pahulu’s Point Of View.” With football... Read more
Lindsey Berg Benchmarks For Good Volleyball Setting Touch
The younger you start to refine your setting touch, the better chance you have of being really good at it when you get older. Reps, reps and more reps are the key. As you work on your touch, here are 4 benchmarks for good setting touch to gauge your... Read more
New Year, New Opportunities in Sports Training
It’s finally here…2021! This will be a year of transitions and adjusting to our “new normal.” It is my hope that this year provides opportunity for all athletes to get back to what they love to do! New Year, New Opportunities in Sports Training. Lets do this! We made... Read more
Best Cali Native Athletes in the NFL
California isn’t short on pro sports teams worth rooting for. The state is home to five MLB franchises, four NBA teams, three NHL squads, and three more NFL teams. From San Francisco in the north to San Diego in the south, Californians have choices when it comes to pledging... Read more
Lindsey Berg’s Volleyball Drills to Improve “Touch”
Hi y’all. Last blog I talked about keys to accurate setting, using what I call the “W” hand positioning. You can find that post here. Today I want to share with you two drills to improve touch; Catch and Toss and Floor Sets. Lets dive right in. TWO DRILLS... Read more
3 Rugby Tips and Videos: Stabilizing Strength Exercises
Rugby Tip of the Month – At Home Strength Exercises I’m extremely grateful for Coach Ed Cosner sharing some Tight 5 wisdom for last month’s segment, but this month I want to show some love to the real work horses around the pitch: numbers 6, 7, 8, 12 and... Read more
Mt. Diablo High | Origin Stories To Red Devils’ Sports Facilities
Series By The Clayton Pioneer Digs Into The Names Behind School Sports Facilities, Starting With Mt. Diablo High, Concord’s Original • Mt. Diablo High School opened in 1901 and its rich athletic history includes championship teams and outstanding athletes like Dan Colchico, who played for the San Francisco 49ers... Read more
Lindsey Berg’s Volleyball Keys to More Accurate Setting Using the “W”
Hi there, Lindsey Berg again imparting strategy from my “Short Setters Handbook”! In my last volleyball tips for setters blog post we discussed setting “touch”. Your ability to have a good feel for the ball. It’s a very important part of delivering what your hitters need. A good feel helps... Read more
Athlete Season Performance Evaluations
Mental training for elite athletes means you must do a post season performance evaluation. Post season evaluations are a necessity for peak performance. During a sports season and even now during this pandemic, there are inevitable ups and downs. Every player can think back to great moments on the... Read more
Lindsey Berg Volleyball Tips for Setters
SETTING TOUCH Hi all, Lindsey Berg here again! In my last volleyball tips for setters blog post we discussed volleyball footwork and how proper footwork can assuage a number of passing errors. Today I want to help you get a feel for the ball. You see, your ability to have a... Read more
Sports Psychology: Can’t go out amid Covid? GO IN!
Sports Psychology: Turning inward to reflect on your thoughts and emotions is a necessary task for creating and maintaining a healthy life. Now, especially amid Covid, is as good as ever to spend some time exploring your inner world. Ask yourself some sports psychology questions, ponder some ideas. Clarity... Read more
Does Athletic IQ Translate to Academic IQ?
LeBron James has an amazing basketball IQ. Does that mean that he is intelligent outside of basketball? Does Athletic IQ translate to academic IQ? My mentor reminds me constantly that truth (athletic IQ does translate to academic IQ) was parallel. He believes that certain principles are universal. For instance,... Read more