Crash That Plane

**This was originally posted in March 2014.  With some of our winter seasons getting underway today, I thought it would be a good reminder for coaches who are making some changes to scheme or strategy this year.   My 5 year old has a “wonderful” little habit when I bring him with to watch games.…
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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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Necessary Skills For Every Century

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a habitual reader of Tim Elmore’s work, including his blog.  His post titled “New App Poses a Big Question” discussed a new app that solves math equations by simply taking a picture of the problem with your smartphone.  Dr. Elmore spends some time discussing the merits of such an…
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What’s Your Summer Plan?

So I just realized that it’s been a month since I’ve written anything.  Between Mother Nature controlling our spring game schedules, hosting a couple post-season tournaments, handling the usual volume of communications, cramming in my grad school work, and trying to keep track of the three little boys in my own house, writing took a…
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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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