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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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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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Now available!

Just a quick blog update to announce the availability of Confessions of an Imperfect Coach on Amazon! If you pre-ordered through kateleavell.com, your signed books ship out tomorrow. If you've read a pre-release copy, it would mean a great deal to me if you could take a minute to log-in to amazon and leave a review. Signed copies are still… Continue reading Now available!

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Dear Daughter. The LETTER

Everyday, parents choose teams they hope will give their kids the best experience. Before you choose yours - read this. THE LETTER: Dear Daughter, I vividly remember the day the uniform for your first team came in a plastic bag with your name written in red sharpie on the outside.  You ran upstairs, making those… Continue reading Dear Daughter. The LETTER

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Life Ruiner

Many years ago, when I was just starting out as a high school coach, one of my former players tweeted that I was a “life ruiner.” It was like a punch in the gut. We’d just come off of a winning season, unquestionably the best season this program had ever had. I’d just been awarded… Continue reading Life Ruiner

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Pre-Order Available!

Click Here to PREORDER YOUR signed COPY! How will you be remembered? What stories will your players tell about you to their kids, their own teams? What life lessons will they walk away with when it's all over?           Have you ever stood in front of your team knowing what they… Continue reading Pre-Order Available!

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Leave no room for doubt

You want to build a program with a mission. This is your pre- try out or pre- placement speech. Leave no room for doubt. Make no apologies.  Instead of rules and regulations to keep people in line, build the expectation before they set foot on the field. Let them decide to get off the bus… Continue reading Leave no room for doubt