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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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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The Downside Of Social Media

Not too long ago, I wrote about the social media guidelines that I give to my coaching staff.  Within that post, I included some links to various websites pushing information to kids warning about the dangers of using their social media accounts.  Multiple sources continue to try drowning our kids in the message that their…
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