It’s the worst way to learn something. It doesn’t allow for time or space to think and make decisions. It doesn’t answer a fundamental “why”. It doesn’t allow thinking to measure effect of actions. It doesn’t allow for the brain to even engage or hear itself. It causes panic and a distrust of one's own… Continue reading Are you giving your kid a disadvantage to learning?
No one wishes for heartache. No one daydreams about massive disappointment. You don't hear about anyone making goals or grinding for change that's in a direction going away from their plans and dreams. No one marks the calendar for the day they hope what they want most is shattered on the floor. But we try… Continue reading Shattered
The money has been paid, the work put in, the sunscreen applied, the whistle blown. It’s game time in the summer as college coaches line the side of the field with ipads, laptops and notebooks. You wrote your favorite school several times hoping they would come see you play, and as you look over, there… Continue reading Get “off-ball” Recruited!
I believe in belief as the ultimate motivational tool. Not a belief in an uncontrollable outcome, like winning a championship or breaking a record. But a belief in growth, finding greatness, in each other and building connections. We can’t control if our team reaches that final championship game. There are injuries, off days, so many… Continue reading the ultimate motivational tool
When was the last time you climbed on a bus, sat in the middle of a group, actually wearing the uniform instead of sitting up front with your coaching clipboard in hand? When is the last time you had to adapt to 20 strangers taking the field for the first time together, barely knowing each… Continue reading Stepping into my Players Shoes
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
I can be optimistic, but I'm more of a realist. Yes, I fully think we can win this game, but when things are going bad and the only adjustment I can make is to hope and wish that my players start doing what they already know how to do but aren't executing - then I… Continue reading Game Recovery: When your team is not playing well
An Open Letter to the Unsung Heroes, I saw you at the off-season trainings, focused and sweaty and practicing your craft. You were early to every practice, you helped me bring gear out to my car at the end. You weren’t born with supernatural speed, or gifted with that height coaches get all excited… Continue reading An open letter to the unsung heroes
Have you seen the trust exercise? The one where someone is supposed to fall backwards and trust their partner will catch them? I never liked this one, I definitely have trust issues. If you are on a team that lacks trust, then it becomes a group of people who never move anywhere. Who just stand… Continue reading The Trust Exercise