Get on the same tracks, climb aboard the train, get on the same path. It’s what we’ve all been working towards with our teams. If we’re going to the same place then we can be united, right? But as I sat in a cab in New York City this afternoon, on a one-way road, I… Continue reading On a Collision Course or On a Mission?
Want to be the best? How about the coaches favorite? Want playing time? Let's keep this simple. Focus on the things you can control and do them with intention every day, consistently. There's no secret formula to success, it is what it always has been and it happens to be a matter of choice. Show… Continue reading Show up. Work hard. Be nice.
(REPOST by popular request) So your kid needs conditioning before their season. What does that mean to you? Conditioning is most often thrown around referring to building endurance (running), lifting heavy, and putting on size (a.k.a., hypertrophy). When we send them off to those preseason workouts, that's often what they're getting- a lot of running,… Continue reading Teen Conditioning for better Performance
I remember the exact moment I found out sports weren’t about fun, the first time I ever felt humiliated doing something that I thought I loved. I was in 10th grade and tried out for the soccer team. I’d been to a soccer camp one time, but didn’t really understand the strategy involved in the game.… Continue reading Nooooooo! Breaking kids with our sideline jeering.
Ever wonder why other people seem to get the opportunities? Other teams, other programs, other players, other coaches, other people seem to reach new heights and you're grinding away waiting for that big break - but it's not coming? Are you still tethered to your comfort zone? Have you changed the story your adversity is telling… Continue reading The Path to Greatness
Great opportunities are like Ikea We’ve all done it, we’ve gone to Ikea and picked out something from one of those perfect room displays. About ¾ of the way through the store you start to get worried. You realize you’re really far from where you came in, and you don’t know where this maze ends.… Continue reading Great Opportunities are like IKEA
I enjoy talking culture, turn around, accountability, making practice fun, and connecting with players-coaches-and parents. But there's something I don't like talking about, even though I must every chance I get. Its hard to talk about the players that aren't here anymore to love this game. The parents who don't worry about culture, stats, refs,… Continue reading #nomore
We talk about lanes, roles, and boundaries between coaches, players, and parents. We each lead in our own way. Whatever it is you have to offer, there’s a place to lead when we’re looking at a team. But where we lead is important if we want to build the best wolf pack, the best support… Continue reading Building a Wolf Pack with Parents Players & Coaches