Fellow Hockey Parents, Please Help Me Understand…

“I’m definitely posting a new blog tomorrow,” I said to myself everyday for the last three months…apparently I made up for my absence with the length of this post, though. I’ve started this post several times over the past few days, but I’ve always deleted it because what I’d typed seemed too inflammatory.  I’m having troubles…
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Property Right? Or Just A Nice Little Student Perk?

**This is probably a little thick for a Monday morning, but I combined a blog post with an assignment for class.  In the coaching biz, we call this a dual purpose drill!  Please remember, I’m not a legal expert, nor do I play one on TV. Participation in high school athletics – is it a…
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More On Youth Sports

A couple months ago, I came across this blog post detailing what former MLB outfielder Mark Kotsay believes is important in leading a youth baseball team.   (If you don’t know who Mark Kotsay is, Wikipedia has you covered here.)  Kotsay’s suggestions are baseball specific because that’s naturally what people will ask him about, but his…
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Better Coaching Techniques For Better Coaches

My first real coaching job when I was fresh from the factory was in Hillsboro, ND, as an assistant football, basketball, and baseball coach for the high school teams.  In my role as an assistant basketball coach, I had the opportunity to work under Elliot Rotvold, who is still the head boys’ basketball coach for…
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Cutting Still Isn’t Fun

I went on a week long vacation with my family over the Easter break.  The end of March is usually a decent time for me to get out of the office since we’re getting closer to closing the book on all winter sports paperwork, and North Dakota weather usually doesn’t allow spring sports to be…
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