A Coach As A Mentor

When I realized it had been two months since my last post, I committed to getting a new post written immediately…and that was a month ago!  Now three months from my last post, it’s time to start typing. Many of you are probably aware of various incidents that have occurred across the US in high school…
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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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Thoughts On Being A Coach

For those of you who routinely read what I write, you know that I closely follow the current research from Tim Elmore.  Not only do I enjoy his insight and opinion on today’s youth, I appreciate that he doesn’t shy away from telling it like it is. I hadn’t intended on posting today, but his…
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One Sport Athletes – Part 3

In my first and second posts regarding sport specialization, I wrote more about the benefits of multiple sport participation than the detriments of specialization.  In today’s post, I want to direct coaches and parents towards data that speaks against specialization. Let me start with a quick recap about the type of specialization that I’m talking…
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