(this is an update form an archived article) Coach Bill was one of my favorites. He had a way of engaging us so practices flew by and we felt super-ready for competitions. Our first year was a great year. He was a brilliant coach and part of that brilliance was he knew how to get […]
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You’re at your desk. An athlete knocks. She comes in. “Coach,” she says, “I want to take it to the next level!” What Do You Tell Her? She is asking to get to a place different (a better one, hopefully) than where she is now. But does she know what that new place will feel, […]
Information is critical to help you decide if a recruit is a good fit for you, your team, your school. One way to get that info is to ask questions. Clear, thoughtful questions. Why ask recruiting questions You might be surprised what you learn. A coach I was working with was exasperated because a player […]
Years ago, the kids and I had the chance for a sit down with Dick Vermeil, coach of the Super Bowl Champion St. Louis Rams. During the conversation, he detailed the behind-the-scenes of coaching at that level. One part really stuck out. And that certainly happens. We deep-dive into work, and the “I’ll sleep when […]
[The following is an update to a post from the archives.] Years ago I was sitting in the locker room. Head-in-hands. I remember saying these words out loud. I’m Busting My Butt, Yet I Just Can’t Win It was like fingernails being dragged down a blackboard. I was frustrated. Confused. Couldn’t see my way ahead. […]
[This is an update to an article original published in 2012] We coaches may look composed and tough on the outside, but on the inside we often have the same fears and worries that typical folks have. I know from my own experiences, and a survey I did of recently hired coaches, that one of […]