I know, I know – you probably think all I do is quote Johnny Parker lately. But he has had a big influence on my own coaching and teaching as he has so many other coaches over the years. Well, this one is another from his podcast with Samson Equipment (another of the big influencers in the strength and conditioning world!). Think of how you speak to your athletes (it might actually help to have someone record sometime). Do you end your sentences with a question mark? Do you come across in your vernacular as unsure of yourself? Instead, make sure you end sentences with exclamation points! Be emphatic in what you are saying and be self-assured. It will go a long way in positive communication with your athletes!