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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How Do You Define Success?

Before I start typing about my actual topic, let me clarify one thing: I love winning.  I’m not a “purple ribbons for everyone” guy who tries to devalue winning and the importance of winning.  I grew up with a twin brother (daily competition!), and I played and coached multiple sports.  I played on an 0-10…
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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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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…
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Don’t Lose Your Minds!

Coaches, please don’t lose your minds now that your seasons have finished.  I’m saying this preemptively since this is the time of the year that coaches come the closest to completely freaking out about the season. Last year at about this time, I talked about the significance of winter sports in North Dakota and how…
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