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Dog chasing his tail

I don't have an answer, I'm hoping we can brainstorm and figure it out. But I do know we need one because I'm seeing this now becoming more normal, where years ago it was just a random observation. Insanity has become the norm. We're chasing an outcome that isn't realistic or even really often desirable.… Continue reading Dog chasing his tail

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New coach syndrome

Nobody wins with new coach syndrome. I've had it, I've had it real bad, so I can speak from experience. My kids have had coaches with it, so I can speak from a parents point of view. My own coaches have had it when I was a player. You get the idea. Guess who lost… Continue reading New coach syndrome

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Culture: a tale of 2 friends

You have two friends who have each asked you to help paint their house this weekend. For whatever reason you are committed to assisting both. Friend A is the kind of friend who always has your back, looks out for your best interest, is genuinely grateful for your skills, challenges you, pushes you to be… Continue reading Culture: a tale of 2 friends

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Master the learning curve

You see your kid and they are doing it wrong. You go over and tell them, and show them how to do it. They continue to do it wrong. You're getting frustrated, but not as frustrated as they are until you hear that phrase that drives every parent/coach crazy- "I Know!" "Well if you know, why… Continue reading Master the learning curve

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Scholarship Award Winner

I am very honored to announce the winner of the inaugural Jeffrey Howard Conord Leadership and Valor Scholarship Award. New nominations for 2018 HS Grads will be accepted starting January 1st through June 2018.                                                                      Brielle Walter A freshman at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth Minnesota, Brielle spent the last 9 years playing lacrosse. As the… Continue reading Scholarship Award Winner

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WTF is going on

What the falafel is going on? Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m the one who’s confused. Here’s what I thought we were doing for our kids when we started offering off season “opportunities.”  I pictured new players who wanted to work on their skills in the off season finding a place to continue training. I saw athletes… Continue reading WTF is going on

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Positively Uncomfortable

Today I had a medical procedure I have been putting off as long as I could. The doctor finally told me we couldn’t wait any longer and I had no choice but to get this done to find out what kind of surgery I needed. (the great news? I dont need surgery!) SO.. The reason… Continue reading Positively Uncomfortable