Do Your Methods Match Your Missions?

A fellow AD blogger for a Christian school in Texas recently wrote about the importance of running our athletic departments and teams in the same manner we expect to run our schools and live our lives.  The first of his three post series can be found here, and the rest can be found through the…
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How Do You Lead?

This gem circled the world in the last couple days.  Since then, both coaches have been suspended from coaching for the remainder of this school year and all of next year…rightfully so. When I’m in my office, I usually have sports talk radio running in the background.  This story elicited much feedback to the various…
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Coaches, Make A Difference.

The punctuation in the title of this post is correct.  We all know that coaches can make a difference, but sometimes, a reminder needs to be sent to coaches about their purpose and their role in the lives of our kids.  So I say again: Coaches, make a difference! I was doing some homework for…
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One Sport Athletes – Part 3

In my first and second posts regarding sport specialization, I wrote more about the benefits of multiple sport participation than the detriments of specialization.  In today’s post, I want to direct coaches and parents towards data that speaks against specialization. Let me start with a quick recap about the type of specialization that I’m talking…
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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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