Do Your Methods Match Your Missions?

A fellow AD blogger for a Christian school in Texas recently wrote about the importance of running our athletic departments and teams in the same manner we expect to run our schools and live our lives.  The first of his three post series can be found here, and the rest can be found through the…
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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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