Keeping Perspective

**This was originally posted on March 5, 2014.  With the winter tournament season upon us, I thought we could all use a reminder about the importance of the games about to take place!   My intention today was to write a follow post to our department goals, but I felt like heading in a different…
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Quick Fixes Don’t Fix A Thing

I spent the past weekend working as an umpire at a local baseball tournament.  Over the course of the 8 games I worked, I had the opportunity to observe many coaches, parents, and players.  Overall, the atmosphere and attitudes surrounding the tournament were very good: most of the kids and coaches were having fun playing/coaching,…
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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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