Silent September

Back in July, this article from the US Today High School Sports site about a youth soccer association’s attempt at a Silent September caught my eye.  After some initial feedback like this, the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association sent some follow-up guidelines clarifying their intent and purpose.  Briefly, the guidelines for Silent September looked like this:…
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The Three Percenters

As our fall seasons get started, I thought this would be a good time to re-post a reminder to our coaches and parents about the mathematical possibility of advancing in athletics.  Every time I share these stats, I think about the time I had to calmly explain to another parent that it is impossible for…
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Guest Post: Should We Waste More Time?

This guest post is written by Brandon Bartneck who runs getthemostoutofhighschool.com, a site designed to help student athletes excel in high school and learn the skills needed for success in college and beyond. High school sports are a waste of time. A group of kids takes time away from their studies and their families, and they…
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I’m Sorry I Yelled At You On The Bus

I made a lot of mistakes as a high school head coach.  Now that I’ve been an athletic director for a while, I recognize that many of the mistakes I made are common among brand new, young, former athlete turned head coaches, but that doesn’t change the fact that I made a lot of mistakes…
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Patterning Core Values

We hosted the Class B Girls’ State Basketball Tournament last weekend – always a good experience.  As a born and raised, tiny town, Class B kid, I enjoy getting back into the “B” atmosphere when I can.  While the folks associated with our two “A” schools in town certainly care about their schools and their…
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