Ask a Coach: Advice for Athletes Looking to Perform Better
If you play a sport or work out, you’ve probably encountered an obstacle — maybe you’re in a motivation slump, grappling with an injury, or not getting along with your teammates. Whatever it is, you’re likely not the only person experiencing that struggle. That’s why we want to hear about it — so we can help you and others around the world.

For our new advice column, we’ll be collecting questions from athletes like you — and getting some of those questions answered from one of the top coaches in the world. Fill out the questionnaire below, focusing on your personal obstacle, and the long- and short-term goals it’s keeping you from. If we choose your question to feature in this column, a coach will provide thorough, actionable advice on how you can change your mindset in order to change your game.

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What's your first name?
How old are you?
What gender do you identify with?
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What’s your sport, activity, or workout of choice?
What country and city are you from?
Tell us about your history with your sport or fitness routine.
Tell us about the challenge you’re experiencing in sport or training right now.
What have you tried so far to overcome this challenge?
What do you think will change for you if you overcome this challenge?
Write a short letter (1-3 paragraphs) to the coach, asking them for advice on how to overcome your current challenge, and explaining why it’s important that you do.
What’s your email address? (We’ll only use this to reach out to you if we have any questions.)
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