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
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
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
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
I'm turning 40 this fall, and as I've talked to my friends all reaching this "City Slickers" mid-life crisis age, I came to realize there is a theme to the chatter. Despite the blessings so many of us are surrounded by and truly appreciate, there are universal questions being asked. Am I doing what I'm supposed… Continue reading Love it or Leave it
w You don't need more advice. You need to get back to your philosophy. I was struggling. My team was losing motivation and I’d tried everything I could think of. So, I did what many people do. Instead of seeking within myself where I could refocus on my coaching philosophy, I called up someone that… Continue reading You don’t need more advice.
I had my word all set for 2016, and it was a great one. Fearless. But more than halfway through the year it occurred to me that I hadn't done anything more than name it, without actually living it out. I hadn't put it into action at all. I was still turning down opportunities that felt… Continue reading My OneWord for 2017