Social Media Refresher

Ah, the joys of social media. We use social media professionally to communicate and connect to our stakeholders. As an athletic department, we use Twitter to tweet out scores, award winners, schedule changes, and other information. Twitter has been a great way for our coaches to stay connected to our kids, getting them information quickly…
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The Necessary Evil

Cut  [kuht] – (verb) – to separate from the main body, or to abridge or shorten. But, when it comes to athletics, perhaps this is a better definition to use: Cutting  [kuht-ing] – (adjective) – wounding the feelings severely I think it’s important to point this fact out first: nobody likes the process of cuts.  Kids…
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Purposeful Leadership

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a little bit about how kids learn things either by being taught what to do or by being allowed to do what they want to do.  My post was aimed at coaches to point out that the kids on your rosters are doing what they do for a reason.…
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Don’t Lose Your Minds!

Coaches, please don’t lose your minds now that your seasons have finished.  I’m saying this preemptively since this is the time of the year that coaches come the closest to completely freaking out about the season. Last year at about this time, I talked about the significance of winter sports in North Dakota and how…
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How Do You Lead?

This gem circled the world in the last couple days.  Since then, both coaches have been suspended from coaching for the remainder of this school year and all of next year…rightfully so. When I’m in my office, I usually have sports talk radio running in the background.  This story elicited much feedback to the various…
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