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Is It Worth the Win?

11 Feb

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A message for coaches and some insight for parents

 

We are coming to the end of the winter sports season. That means playoff time for most sports teams.

 

For some, it’s a ramp-up of practice times, intensity and emotions. For others, the goal is to keep going with the consistency that has been a mainstay of their program all season. For all coaches and teams the ultimate goal is to make it to the state finals or championship round. Continue reading

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#TBT: Refrain and Reframe

5 Feb

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In honor of #tbt (that’s Throw-Back Thursday) we are bringing back some of our (and your!) favorite pieces, many of them updated with new pics! Enjoy! Continue reading

The Pre-Season Team Meeting – Coming Full Circle

19 Sep

Last night, I accompanied Ben to a meeting for boys interested in playing high school basketball this winter. Whoa – what a throwback for me! And what an incredible experience to be the parent in the crowd, listening to a coach, who sounded oddly familiar – almost as though he once sat through one of my own long ago pre-season meetings… Continue reading

COACHES CORNER: TWO FOR TUESDAYS ~ The Top 10 Lessons I Learned As A Coach

5 Feb

Five Weeks – Two Lessons Each Week

WEEK FIVE

Although though this post is geared toward coaching, if readers will tweak it to their own circumstances, it’s pretty relevant to parenting and teaching, as well. Continue reading

COACHES CORNER: TWO FOR TUESDAYS ~ The Top 10 Lessons I Learned As A Coach

29 Jan

Five Weeks – Two Lessons Each Week

WEEK FOUR

Although though this post is geared toward coaching, if readers will tweak it to their own circumstances, it’s pretty relevant to parenting and teaching, as well. Continue reading

COACHES CORNER: TWO FOR TUESDAYS ~ The Top 10 Lessons I Learned As A Coach

22 Jan

Five Weeks – Two Lessons Each Week

WEEK THREE

Although though this post is geared toward coaching, if readers will tweak it to their own circumstances, it’s pretty relevant to parenting and teaching, as well. Continue reading

COACHES CORNER: TWO FOR TUESDAYS ~ The Top 10 Lessons I Learned As A Coach

15 Jan

Five Weeks – Two Lessons Each Week

WEEK TWO

Although though this post is geared toward coaching, if readers will tweak it to their own circumstances, it’s pretty relevant to parenting and teaching, as well. Continue reading

COACHES CORNER: TWO FOR TUESDAYS ~ The Top 10 Lessons I Learned As A Coach

8 Jan

Five Weeks – Two Lessons Each Week

WEEK ONE

Although though this post is geared toward coaching, if readers will tweak it to their own circumstances, it’s pretty relevant to parenting and teaching, as well. Continue reading

Everyday Mental Preparation

21 Oct

I was going over some notes for a presentation I’m giving at a coaches conference in a couple of weeks titled: Mental Preparation for Athletes. The main point of my session is for coaches to create a secure practice and team environment where athletes can achieve a desired state of ‘relaxed focus’. Continue reading