I'm sorry vegetarians. Trigger warning - if crab violence is a trigger please look away 😛 If you grew up in Maryland, like I did, then you learned how to navigate a crab pretty young. I was somewhere in late toddler-hood when I was sitting at the backyard patio table covered in newspaper. (after the… Continue reading Crab Lessons in culture, from a Marylander
By nature, coaches are problem solvers. Rarely do we come into a situation that goes as planned. How many times a season does a coach show up to a situation where the field is not available, the gyms are all taken, half the team is on a field trip, someone forgot the ball bag, etc.… Continue reading Curse of the Great Problem Solvers
It's not talked about but it's implied, and we all know it goes on. Coach turnover. It's so common place that most high school leagues can't keep up with their coach contact list, you email the AD for scheduling questions because you don't know who the opposing team's coach will be this year, and every… Continue reading Are you Expendable, Coach?
Do you own your job, coach? Or are you renting your job with your team every year? What happens when you own a house? You are probably invested in it. You take pride in it. You work on it on the weekends and in your free time. You fix things that are broken. You want… Continue reading Own or Rent, Coach?
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
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
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