The Necessary Evil

Cut  [kuht] – (verb) – to separate from the main body, or to abridge or shorten. But, when it comes to athletics, perhaps this is a better definition to use: Cutting  [kuht-ing] – (adjective) – wounding the feelings severely I think it’s important to point this fact out first: nobody likes the process of cuts.  Kids…
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One Sport Athletes – Part 2

Before I start with actual content today, I have to share this link first.  My wife and I are both Saturday Night Live nerds.  The cold opening Deflategate parody of A Few Good Men had me rolling.  Feel free to skip to the 3:35 mark where the good stuff begins. My intention this week was…
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Effective Practice Planning

This morning was the start of our 2014-15 athletic year as North Dakota high school soccer teams started practice today.  I was able to get out to one of our high school’s first practice for a couple minutes; it’s always enjoyable to see the excitement that kids and coaches bring back at the start of…
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Competitive Levels

There’s a great quote from the football movie “The Program.”  The head coach is in the office of some administrator arguing about the importance of football to the university.  At one point, he drops the line, “When was the last time 80,000 people showed up to watch a kid do a [chemistry] experiment?”  While I…
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GFPS Athletic Department Goals

I didn’t realize how tough the first post would be until I sat down in front of my computer to type this.  The best place to start?  I figure where I start with our coaches is as good a place as any.  This is the first of two posts explaining how we structure our overall…
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