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Love like Milanyela

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

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For the people in the back… OPEN YOUR DOOR!

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!

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Want Culture? Ask the losers..

             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..

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5 tips to get your mindset right for College Sports

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

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Build teams fast Part 1

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

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Building successful girls lax teams, FAST

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

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Curse of the Great Problem Solvers

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

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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