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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

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So, you think you’re positive…

If you’re following my blog then you probably have bought in on positive coaching. You get it, you practice it, believe in it, and pray that your own kids’ coaches model it too! But what if we’re missing one more piece? What if through all this belief in developing and encouraging our athletes we’re still… Continue reading So, you think you’re positive…

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The root of the player 

You can put the most talented players on your team every year. They have head knowledge, they have athleticism. If they don't perform or if they move on you can replace them with another talented kid. You can cherry pick the best of the best skills at tryouts. You can drill them until they are… Continue reading The root of the player