Tag: Guidance

High School: Is Technology to Blame for Students’ Diminished Capacity to LISTEN, COMMUNICATE, and ABSORB!!!

Every once in a while I like to take a break from my normal sports highlights, rants, and teachings in order to cover something a little bit off my usual track. Usually, the inspiration for these off the beat writings comes from something I have read or recently observed, and this time is no different.... Read more »

Coming From The Athlete's Perspective

Photo courtesy of Frank Angileri Whether demonstrated through government policies, or just interwoven through our current American culture as a whole, there seems to be a certain sense of entitlement that’s developed, gaining a little more strength as each decade passes. It is an attitude that consistently questions what it is others can, and/or should,... Read more »

Excellence in Sports: Five Questions An Athlete Should Ask Themselves

What is it that truly separates the average athlete from the good or the good athlete from the great? If you answered that question with the word “talent,” as most might, I would say that that is only a small part of the equation. Muhammad Ali once said, “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are... Read more »

Part II - Private Coaching and Private Club Sports: What Parents Need to Know, The Guidelines

In Part I – Private Coaching and Private Club Sports: What Parents Need to Know, we examined the reasoning behind signing your young athlete up at a private club for training and competition and/or hiring a private coach to improve on their abilities. In Part II of this piece I would like take this to... Read more »

Parents Suing Over Athletic Code Violation: Nothing Beats a Real Life Example!!!

U.S. Supreme Court I set my Google account to alert me to breaking stories and news dealing with sports and youth sports issues. On opening up my email this morning I received an alert on my tag “athletic code.” As I perused the titles and short briefs available I key in on one specific title,... Read more »

If You Live To Be 100!!!

If you live to be 100 years old you will spend the first 50 years of your life doing many things. You will spend the next 50 years doing more things and reflecting on all of those things that you did in your first 50 years. Toward the end of those 100 years of fruitful... Read more »

A Definition of "True Success"

The willingness, perseverance, and commitment to go through a process that allows one to achieve personal, family, and/or group goals; the kind of goals that many view as impossible to accomplish. And to do so with solid character and integrity, the kind of character and integrity that beseeches one to do the right thing just... Read more »