Fear of Failure

Coach Fran Davis and Rocky Carson

“Championship Racquetball” Sports Racquetball Triangle - Tips from the Coach! By Fran Davis  Fear of Failure           I decided to write about “Fear of Failure” as it is something that all my athletes have had to face on their way to becoming a CHAMPION and they may experience it after getting back to tournaments after this 5+ month layoff due to the pandemic. Both Rocky Carson and Paola Longoria had to face it at the 2019 Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru…on the way to bringing home medals to their respective countries. So many people that compete

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Video Tip: Backhand Mechanics with Paola Longoria

Have you watched my “Tip of the Week” video series featured on the LPRT Facebook, my YouTube Channel, and FranDavisRacquetball? This goes over “Backhand Mechanics with Paola Longoria”. I break down the importance of how to execute a good backhand with proper footwork and good early racquet prep, and as an added bonus some Spanish subtitles (con subtítulos en español!)! If you like what you just watched check out more detailed information on shot selection in my book and DVD. The Championship Racquetball book is only $19.95 + shipping or the DVD for is only $24.95 + shipping. Order both

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Preseason Training Schedule: COVID-19

Preseason training schedule

First off, I hope everyone has been staying healthy through this unprecedented time. No one ever saw this coming, and we all have had to learn how to deal with it as the world went on a complete “lockdown.” It’s been since the middle of March that all cities/states in the USA were following “stay at home orders” from their respective governors. As the country/world is slowly starting to open up, I thought PRESEASON TRAINING SCHEDULE was the perfect topic to discuss and share with you, so you know how to come back safely without a possible injury. Postseason Recovery

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Continuing The “Making of a Champion”-Racquetball Magazine Spring Issue

2020 Spring Racquetball Magazine

Have you read the 2020 Spring USA Racquetball Magazine? (click the link to view) Let’s continue my proven philosophy of “Making You a Champion” using the core principles of “Building Your Racquetball Dream House” as you build your championship racquetball game one assessment at a time. In this issue I am going to discuss “Coming Back in a Match.” Paola Longoria was playing Maria Jose Vargas in the finals of the LPRT Christmas Classic on December 15, 2019, and they were in the tiebreak- er. Maria went out to a 6-0 lead on Paola, and Paola decided to call a

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Diana’s Tips on Nutrition:

Breakfast means "break the fast". That is what breakfast is all about, but too many people/players do not eat breakfast at all or do not eat enough breakfast especially if they have a match in the morning.  If you expect your body and mind to perform at its best you must eat. Here is what Diana recommends for breakfast: Breakfast of Champions consists of whole grain cereals, fruit and juice, or eggs, toast and fruit, or hot oatmeal, yogurt, and fruit. All of these good wholesome foods turn into muscle glycogen. Stay away from white flour, white sugar, chemicals, fats

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Diana’s Tips on Nutrition

Remember in the last issue in Fall 2011 we discussed racquetball muscles need “glycogen” in order to perform at their optimal level? Glycogen is a muscle energy source that comes from fruits, vegetables and whole grains or complex carbohydrates. Your brain needs glucose or blood sugar and your entire metabolism needs water. Racquetball muscles also need “amino acids” found in protein to repair your tissues and cells. We introduced the "championship meals" you need to eat in order to develop your championship game, so today I want to give you some "championship match tips" to help you reach your goals

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Illness and How it Affects Performance

Rocky Carson gets sinus infections every month or two. Kane Waselenchuk had vertigo and played with a back injury. Paola Longoria and Jason Mannino each have had a very bad case of the flu. No one is exempt from unfortunate timing in getting sick. The key is to understand what happens to your body, what you can do to cope, and how you might possibly perform at your best. (more…)

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Diana’s Tips on Nutrition

Racquetball muscles need 'glycogen' in order to perform at their optimal level. Glycogen is a muscle energy source that comes from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains or complex carbohydrates. Your brain needs glucose or blood sugar and your entire metabolism needs water. Racquetball muscles also need 'amino acids' found in protein to repair your tissues and cells. Breakfast of Champions consists of whole grain cereals, fruit, and juice; or eggs, toast, fruit; or hot oatmeal cereal, yogurt, granola and fruit. All of these good wholesome foods turn into muscle glycogen. Stay away from white flour, white sugar, chemicals, fats, and preservatives. They

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COVID-19 is Impacting the World

In light of the current events ALL scheduling of camps/clinics are currently on hold. If you have any questions please Click the button below to contact me. MOST importantly stay safe and Healthy