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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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Unexcused: Sneak Peek 2!

Here's sneak peak number 2 - the first  chapter of Unexcused: 9 reasons your excuses can't hold you back anymore. Available this weekend, a quick fun and downloadable read to give you that little reminder that your purpose and your dreams are so much bigger than your circumstances. Believe me, I've had every valid excuse you… Continue reading Unexcused: Sneak Peek 2!

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no more excuses

As a coach, a personal trainer, coaches ed trainer, and a mom, I find myself practicing my motivational skills regularly. Despite haviang that in my job description regardless of what hat Im wearing that day, I still find it hard to motivate myself at times. There always seems to be a legitimate reason keeping me… Continue reading no more excuses