Better Coaching Techniques For Better Coaches

My first real coaching job when I was fresh from the factory was in Hillsboro, ND, as an assistant football, basketball, and baseball coach for the high school teams.  In my role as an assistant basketball coach, I had the opportunity to work under Elliot Rotvold, who is still the head boys’ basketball coach for…
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The Downside Of Social Media

Not too long ago, I wrote about the social media guidelines that I give to my coaching staff.  Within that post, I included some links to various websites pushing information to kids warning about the dangers of using their social media accounts.  Multiple sources continue to try drowning our kids in the message that their…
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Wisdom From The Onion

During my time as a teacher, I taught English.  Being an English teacher brings with it some almost universally shared qualities: (1) We believe that we are smarter than teachers of any other subjects; (2) We overuse sarcasm; (3) We love a good pun; and (4) We believe in the power of satire.  As someone…
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A Coach As A Mentor

When I realized it had been two months since my last post, I committed to getting a new post written immediately…and that was a month ago!  Now three months from my last post, it’s time to start typing. Many of you are probably aware of various incidents that have occurred across the US in high school…
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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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