Necessary Skills For Every Century

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a habitual reader of Tim Elmore’s work, including his blog.  His post titled “New App Poses a Big Question” discussed a new app that solves math equations by simply taking a picture of the problem with your smartphone.  Dr. Elmore spends some time discussing the merits of such an…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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.…
Read More

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…
Read More