You drop a stone in water and the ripples flow away from the center point. I’m a believer that this ripple effect plays a large role in all we do — and coaching sports is no different. (We would be foolish to think it didn’t.) We don’t know what the ripples will be from the Sandusky travesty […]
The topic of parents and coaching is a hot one now, for many different reasons. This article outlines some nice tools to think about incorporating to help the relationship keep functioning well.
24 hours in coaching is HAVING 10 pm. Sitting at my desk. Working the next day’s practice. Within reach is a list of things that HAVE to be done before practice, a list of things that HAVE to be done for my home/family/self, and a list of HAVE TO BE DONE things for everything else […]
I’m tired. I just gave a two hour talk. Well—45 minutes of talking, and 75 minutes of answering questions. The topic was how parents of high school student athletes can best deal with college coaches. (I figured since I am a college coach I might know the topic.) The title of our talk was The 9 Worst Things […]
Coach—you need tools! Y’know, those things that help get the job done (“Get R Dun’” as we say on the Eastern Shore of Maryland). So where do you keep them? Usually, three choices The pocket comes first Usually, not always—but frequently, the tools we use most are no further away than our pocket. Right at […]
I was tapping my fingers. I’d been waiting in the outer office for 30 minutes. Now my foot was wiggling. The secretary watched me as I squirmed. Finally she announced, “The Athletic Director will see you now.” Why did the AD want to see me? It turns out for a good reason: I had forgotten […]