I’m finding myself looking for air, the kind of desperate search for oxygen that happens at 14000 feet when you’re trying to climb the mountain trail just a bit higher but wonder if your lungs will keep up. I gasp some in but it feels empty, there’s no relief. The flashes between smiles and remembering… Continue reading Love like Milanyela
A little louder because the people in the back are missing it.... Stop locking parents out. You've heard the expression Mama Bear protecting her cub when someone's kid is being picked on or hurt? That's a natural instinct. As coaches, we have a team full of parents who would do anything for their kids, including… Continue reading For the people in the back… OPEN YOUR DOOR!
We turn to some of the best teams as a model for creating greatness. It makes sense, to emulate success by following the lead of those who pave the way. These teams attract the top talent, winners, physically blessed, highly trained, talented, driven, athletes and puts them out on… Continue reading Want Culture? Ask the losers..
It's the journey: 5 Steps to get your Mindset right for Collegiate Sports Years of stress about getting recruited, getting seen, getting playing time, getting recognized and getting offers has players entering the collegiate playing world in a broken mindset. The end result of all that drive is not the social media declaration or the… Continue reading 5 tips to get your mindset right for College Sports
There's so much to the system I use to bring teams up quickly, but I tried to take my key concepts and outline them for you. Its girls' lacrosse focused but likely could be adapted to a number of sports. Hope you can grab some ideas to help your team find success on the scoreboard… Continue reading Build teams fast Part 1
It takes time to rebuild, or start a team. Or so I've been told on several of the times I've been hired to do just that. I smile, and I nod, and then I do what I love to do. I use the same method I always use and I surprise them all. There is… Continue reading Building successful girls lax teams, FAST
For every athlete who's ever thought about quitting. I've been there. It is possible to love the game once more, but only after you're done blaming everything around you. One of the harder life lessons, but also the simplest. It is within us that we find our joy. It cannot be given, it cannot be… Continue reading Where is My Joy?
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
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