How CAL Coaches Evaluate Player Progress

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”  This quote was said by High School Basketball Coach Tim Notke, someone whose job it was to evaluate talent and push his players to reach their goals. At CAL Sports, a player’s mental qualities are just as important than their natural ability.

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A powerful story of community at CAL Sports Academy

Recently, one of the CAL Sports Academy player parents was able to procure a donation to our organization from her generous employers at ALMAC.  After some deliberation, we were happy to award the donation in the form of a scholarship to one of our players, Ares Marshall Deardorff.  Ares is a wonderful young man who’s family…

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The benefits of sitting on the bench as an athlete

Let’s face it: as an athlete, at one point or another you’ll be on the bench. What you do with that experience will teach you more about life than all the minutes you play combined.  Coach Corey is a firm believer that expecting and preparing for that day on the bench is one of the…

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Keeping Your Athlete on the Path to Success

  Competitive sport is an ever-growing field that is continuing to trend towards new heights. Student athletes today have access to more training methods and techniques than ever before and this has elevated the level of competition to new standards that have never been seen before. With all that in mind, what can you do…

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5 Tips for Managing your Student-Athlete

Parent-teacher conferences, doctor appointments, science projects and oh yeah – sleep. How are you and your child possibly supposed to squeeze in time for soccer practice, basketball games and family dinner? It’s all about balance, Corey Lord, founder and owner of CAL Sports Academy says. Corey shares his tips for managing and maximizing your student-athlete.

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CAL Sports Academy Setting Goals

Setting Goals is Crucial for Player Success

The upcoming flip of the calendar is the unofficial signal for many to dust off their running shoes, to stop drinking soda, or get more sleep. While a new year may seem like the perfect time for a new beginning, student-athletes should be setting goals all the time. The key is, however, to make the…

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Why YOU Matter to CAL

In the spirit of the holidays, it feels like the right time to further explain why we love what we do at CAL Sports. First and foremost, the youth that we work with and have the opportunity to meet, are forever a part of our CAL family. This is not something we take lightly; it…

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