Why Kids Play

WHEW!  So it’s been about a month since I last posted a blog.  In that time, we managed to get through the end of the school year, host four spring regional and state tourneys, and almost complete our end of the year tasks.  I’d like to claim that we’re finally winding down for the summer,…
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I Love Track & Field

For those of you that know me personally, I can already hear the response to this blog post’s title: “But you’re a BASEBALL guy!”  I do classify myself as a baseball guy, but there is much to like about sports like track and field.  Because I’m very competitive, the idea of standing on one line…
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Learn How To Lose

For many different reasons, I love baseball.  First and foremost, I love baseball because I love hot dogs (or perhaps I love hot dogs because I love baseball).  I love that baseball takes place on dirt and grass in the sunshine (recent weather not included).  I love the camaraderie that takes place between teammates because…
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Why Participate?

Declining participation in high school athletics is a trend nationwide.  There are several reasons for this which will vary depending on whom you talk to.  Those who are pro-athletics will claim sports specialization and year round options at the club level; kids will point out that there are so many other things to do; parents…
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GFPS Athletic Department Goals

I didn’t realize how tough the first post would be until I sat down in front of my computer to type this.  The best place to start?  I figure where I start with our coaches is as good a place as any.  This is the first of two posts explaining how we structure our overall…
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