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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Protect Kids…from Themselves

I recently had a blog post sent to me addressing an MLB player’s view of dealing with his own concussion.  It’s a pretty good read that can be found here. Reading this reminded me of another blog post that had been sent to me quite a while ago.  Fair warning before you read this one…
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Legal “Rights” To High School Athletics

I’ll apologize at the start for the length of this post… I’ve been sent this news story (found here) multiple times over the past couple weeks from people either sending it as an FYI or curious to know my opinion on it.  Before I comment on it, I feel like I need to place a…
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GFPS Communication Guidelines – Part 4

Finally, the last portion of our district’s athletic department communication guidelines.  In Part 1, I laid out the types of communications that we expect to take place between our coaches and our parents.  In Part 2, I discussed the three types of parental concerns that we encourage parents to address with our coaches.  In Part…
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GFPS Communication Guidelines – Part 3

In Part 1 of our Communication Guidelines, I explained the types of conversations we expect to occur between our coaches and our athlete’s parents. In Part 2, I explained the three types of concerns that we welcome and encourage parents to express to coaches if/when they occur. …and here comes Part 3: Inappropriate Concerns to…
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