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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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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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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Thoughts On Being A Coach

For those of you who routinely read what I write, you know that I closely follow the current research from Tim Elmore.  Not only do I enjoy his insight and opinion on today’s youth, I appreciate that he doesn’t shy away from telling it like it is. I hadn’t intended on posting today, but his…
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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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