Author Archives: Matt Kushi

Introduction to Sports Strategy

In this week’s edition of Mondays with Matt, I want to start introducing a concept that I will be discussing in the future – Strategy. I want to discuss this concept as strategy is really the guiding force when we … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning in Sports

In this edition of Mondays with Matt, I want to talk to you about experiential learning. In some of my other writings, I have alluded to this as exposure based learning and simulation based learning. The reason why I am … Continue reading

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Teamwork – The One Heartbeat Philosophy: Mondays with Matt

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mondays with Matt! This week, we are going to talk about the importance of a team. Now, you may ask, when do we get to talk about the actual fundamentals of sports and recreational … Continue reading

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Fundamentals – The Building Blocks to Athletic Success: Mondays with Matt

Hello All and welcome to this week’s edition of Mondays with Matt! Over the past few weeks, we have been talking about the importance of the basics – of fundamentals and of practice. Last week, we focused on the practice … Continue reading

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The Importance of Practice – Mondays with Matt

Today, on Mondays with Matt, I want to talk to you briefly about fundamentals and practice. Why? Well, practice – and practicing the fundamentals of whatever activity you or your kid are participating in – is often overlooked and not … Continue reading

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Strategy and Workload/Capacity Management – A Two Part Series

*Author’s Note: This 2 part post is part of an initiative the author is publishing in partnership with Hadley Park and Recreation for the benefit of student-athletes and coaches. The first post focuses on strategy. Prior lessons are referenced with … Continue reading

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Mondays with Matt – Sports and Recreation with Coach Matt

Over the past month, I have been partnering with the Hadley Park and Recreation Department to write a weekly column called Mondays with Matt. As many who know me know, sports and recreation have always played a large role in … Continue reading

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Athletic Sustainability: Self-Awareness and Adaptability

Sports and life have many similarities and many of the same lessons. This has been covered in other posts. As in any task in your every day life, one of the keys to success (covered here) is to have self-awareness. … Continue reading

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Athletic Coaching Lessons – An Overview and a Vessel to Learning

Education. Learning. We all experience it. But how and where does it occur? Early on in our lives, we tend to gravitate towards certain activities. We may not know why, but we take an interest in certain things. Some of … Continue reading

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Baseball and Sports – An Inspiring Life Story

I found some words that I wrote a few years back about the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. While brief, I would like to share this as I talked about the impact that baseball and sports can have … Continue reading

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