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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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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The Three Percenters

One of my favorite numbers that I like to preach as often as possible: LESS than 3% of high school athletes earn an athletic scholarship to play college sports at any level (NCAA D1, NCAA D2, NAIA, or JUCO; D3 is non-scholarship).  Of those, very (VERY) few get the coveted “full ride.” Let’s go one…
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Sports Parenting – Part 4

**This is the fourth of a series of posts (1st, 2nd, 3rd) that will focus on parenting in high school athletics; in fact, I’m going to use all of my July posts to focus on this topic.  I’ve promised throughout July that I’d empathize with the parents eventually; well, here it is! I will be…
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Why Kids Play

WHEW!  So it’s been about a month since I last posted a blog.  In that time, we managed to get through the end of the school year, host four spring regional and state tourneys, and almost complete our end of the year tasks.  I’d like to claim that we’re finally winding down for the summer,…
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