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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It’s Tough To Be A Sports Parent

I’m pretty excited about an opportunity for parents that I’m hosting online.  In working with John O’Sullivan and some grant money from the City of Grand Forks, we purchased 500 texts of Changing the Game that we’re giving away to interested Grand Forks (and surrounding area) parents in order to participate in an online book…
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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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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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The Real Cost Of Youth Sports

Somehow I managed to go three and a half months without posting anything new.  I need someone out there in the readership to take an active role in nagging me to write something on a more regular basis. An admin colleague sent me this news link to an article lamenting the loss of a once…
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