Pitch Counts, Tommy John, And America’s Pastime

With the NBA and NHL playoffs nearing their championships, it’s the time of year for baseball to take center stage.  While our high school seasons are wrapping up across the country (except for Iowa who I personally think does high school baseball correctly), we turn our attention to Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth, American Legion, and…
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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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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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Two Ways We All Learn

Pitchers and catchers reported this past week!  My wife rolls her eyes when I get excited about that, but she’s still learning that February-April are usually the most exciting months for us Cubs fans.  Not this year though – Go Cubs! My staff just finished hosting the regional hockey tournament last weekend.  I really do…
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Thank A Coach Today

I had thought about blogging a seasonal cliche a couple weeks ago but decided against it.  I was going to use the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season to jump on the “Be Appreciative” bandwagon to remind kids and parents to thank their coaches for the work they do.  Ultimately,I decided against it because I didn’t want the…
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