Athlete Burnout

Suggestions for coaches in managing the physical and mental variables of overtraining in a uniquely modern environment Managing mental and physical burnout and overtraining requires coaches to teach their athletes to be their best monitors, weighing the known physiological principles with their individual mental and physical stressors “When you are not practicing, remember someone, somewhere […]

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left out of the conversation

…..but with good reason Words matter. Definitions matter.  Science Daily published an article last February about research demonstrating that the use of jargon by scientists communicating with the general public kills people’s interest in the content. In the study, participants who were exposed to jargon when reading about topics like self-driving cars and surgical robots […]

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I’m From

Inspired by NPR, Sederquist takes a crack at poetry…. I’m from viking ships and churches, heartbreaking losses and hotdish laden potlucks. I’m from backyard sports, treehouses, and itchy mosquito bites. I’m from windchills and worries, harsh weather and endurance, from simplicity and priorities. I’m from drab winter skies and duck hunters ushering them in. I’m […]

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Social Media Cred

Sports, Social Media, and Identity The Column – By Ryan Sederquist Olympian at 16.  Olympic gold medalist and world record holder at 21.  The first ever two-time Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year. If all 700 of my words were dedicated to list Sydney McLaughlin’s accomplishments, I’d still be forced to cut out monumental […]

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New Normal

In a grim classroom, a little boy fidgets at an empty table. He steals a glance at his friend – six feet away and plugged into a chromebook – instantly realizing the incommunicable state of affairs. His restless soul, taut with a quickly diminishing supply of boyish energy, depleted from habitual restraint, betrays his weary […]

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“My Sweet Embraceable You”

Failure Forges – The Depths of Defeat need to be walked thru… Ryan Sederquist – The Column – September 4, 2021 Ray Bradbury’s futuristic, time traveling short story, The Sound of Thunder, provides the inspiration for today’s column. My English class was prepped for reading with this journal question: “If you could go back in […]

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A Labor of Love

August 30, 2021 The misplaced sense of an experiential complexity unique to my life, which I routinely and sinfully posture, was exposed to the fullest extent last Wednesday at about 7:00 PM. As the agony of my wife’s labor – our first child –  gradually escalated, even someone as self absorbed as me understood the […]

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Life’s training ground

In this first week of school, don’t neglect the arena where much of life’s purest lessons are honed Take out a pencil and paper.  (Summer is officially over…..) Put your hand-held computers, which double as a communication device, away.  (No cell phones? This really feels like school now.) At the top, write out the winner […]

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SederSkier Seven

Thoughts for the week ending on August 14th, 2021 USSPC for the Czech Republic? In doing some research for future articles, I came across this brand. Cool name, cool concept – seems like a ‘little guy’ company that is trying to make quality poles. Everything is made in the Czech Republic. Reminded me of a […]

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