Crash That Plane

**This was originally posted in March 2014.  With some of our winter seasons getting underway today, I thought it would be a good reminder for coaches who are making some changes to scheme or strategy this year.   My 5 year old has a “wonderful” little habit when I bring him with to watch games.…
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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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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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Athlete Survey Tool

At some point I blinked, and now the fall sports post-season is upon us.  Our boys’ tennis teams are in their final full week of regular season competition with their regional tournament next weekend, and our girls’ golf teams are only two weeks away from their own regional meet.  Every season, every year, I marvel…
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