When You Represent More Than Yourself

When You Represent More Than Yourself

The fall sports season is upon us! It’s sad to see the summer come to an end, but it is exciting to see athletes of all ages return to the fields and courts for the beginning of their fall seasons. To commemorate their return, I tweeted a bit general advice to the...
That Kid Jake

That Kid Jake

I am writing this week’s blog with a very heavy heart. Early in my coaching career, I was assigned the task of coaching the institution’s men’s soccer team. As a basketball coach, I knew very little about the sport of soccer. But it was common practice at that time...
First Day of School

First Day of School

It’s that time of year again. Back to school. With the abundance of store specials and advertisements on television, the occasion has practically achieved holiday status. One of the most heartwarming moments of my life came on the morning of the first day of school...
When the Family Is a Team

When the Family Is a Team

So often in sports we hear coaches try to compare their team to a family. It is intended to be a very positive and encouraging assessment. However, it is also a cliché that I’m not always sure translates to all young athletes. The reason is that some players grow up...
Victory Cake

Victory Cake

If you spend any amount of time on social media, you’ve at some point surely had the thought that “Every day is something day.” National Talk Like A Pirate Day. National Underwear Day. National Skip Rope Day. National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch...

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