Silent September

Back in July, this article from the US Today High School Sports site about a youth soccer association’s attempt at a Silent September caught my eye.  After some initial feedback like this, the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association sent some follow-up guidelines clarifying their intent and purpose.  Briefly, the guidelines for Silent September looked like this:…
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Patterning Core Values

We hosted the Class B Girls’ State Basketball Tournament last weekend – always a good experience.  As a born and raised, tiny town, Class B kid, I enjoy getting back into the “B” atmosphere when I can.  While the folks associated with our two “A” schools in town certainly care about their schools and their…
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Keeping Perspective

**This was originally posted on March 5, 2014.  With the winter tournament season upon us, I thought we could all use a reminder about the importance of the games about to take place!   My intention today was to write a follow post to our department goals, but I felt like heading in a different…
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Hey Ref!

Before I get started, I feel like I need to offer some Super Bowl thoughts. 1.  The Commercials: As a dad, I really enjoyed the Dove Men’s commercial; the Budweiser puppy/horse/wolves ad made my wife cry; I’d have loved to have been in the Nationwide board room when they decided that was the commercial to…
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No More Fans

For the past couple weeks, I’ve been mentioning to anyone who will listen to me that I really need to get a new blog post up.  I realized today that I’m getting close to six weeks from my last post, so it’s time to put fingers on the keyboard today!  I apologize for the delay,…
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