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Get “off-ball” Recruited!

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!

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the ultimate motivational tool

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

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Stepping into my Players Shoes

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

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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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Game Recovery: When your team is not playing well

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

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An open letter to the unsung heroes

  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

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Athletes’ Body Language: Truth or Perception

I believe in teaching body language. I believe that my body language as a coach speaks louder than words. But I have a problem when we start to believe that the body language from developing kids and teens is the unquestionable truth. I saw a tweet today that said body language is everything. That all… Continue reading Athletes’ Body Language: Truth or Perception

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Team full of priceless silver pieces

"Coach, you’re always correcting me. I feel like I’m not good enough.” They hear the negative 5 times louder than they hear the praise. We can try to soften it, we can try to sandwich it, but as humans we internalize our short comings and tend to explain away the praise or give it less… Continue reading Team full of priceless silver pieces