It’s Tough To Be A Sports Parent

I’m pretty excited about an opportunity for parents that I’m hosting online.  In working with John O’Sullivan and some grant money from the City of Grand Forks, we purchased 500 texts of Changing the Game that we’re giving away to interested Grand Forks (and surrounding area) parents in order to participate in an online book…
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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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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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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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Sports Parenting – Part 3

**This is the third of a series of posts that will focus on parenting in high school athletics; in fact, I’m going to use all of my July posts to focus on this topic.  There are three quick disclaimers that are needed prior to this series of posts: –  If you’ve read my blog several…
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