Posts tagged "High School"

A CHAMPION is born

There are many inspirational stories in life…the kind that tug at your heart all while demonstrating the enormous courage it takes to overcome adversity.  True champions…they are such, not simply because of the talents they were born with, nor are they defined by the championships they win. They are who they are, true champions, because... Read more »

You Get What You Reward

In my second year as the Boys’ Basketball Coach at Fairmont Prep Academy we are in the process of trying to establish a particular kind of culture and were having some trouble getting certain players to commit to things we felt were important. Some of this was the players not understanding yet, some was parental... Read more »


I love using that as an acronym that stands for Together Everyone Achieves More. Easy to say, looks good on a locker room wall, but hard to achieve. It has to start with breeding togetherness that builds the trust we previously discussed. At a Positive Coaching Alliance event titled “Insights from Experts” Westmont University Head... Read more »


Yes, that was “Do You!” with an exclamation point  not “Do you?” with a question mark.  If you were to come to one of my young son Tyler’s baseball games, at any point during the game either at the plate or on the pitchers mound, you might hear his Mom implore from the stands, “Do... Read more »

High School Sports Now Worth $40 Million to Student Athletes

At times, we read irrational…ridiculous stories about how bad it has become at the youth level of competitive sports. You know…behaviors that simply boggle the mind, coming at you with what seems to be little use of one’s common sense. Some really crazy stories that, at first glance, most logical people would believe to be... Read more »

Youth Sports at its BEST…an Inspiration for us ALL!!!

This piece will be an emotional one for me to write. Not because of anything that happened to me, nor because I am about to retire from a career that spans 34+ years (and I will greatly miss the kids I have worked with and colleagues I call my family away from home), but because... Read more »

Sports: Most Inspirational Sports Stories of 2012, It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than These

It’s been an interesting year (2012) of “bad” behavior when it comes to sports and scandals as several high profile cases took precedence, garnering strong media attention. The Sandusky, Penn State disgrace and tragedy certainly topped the headlines for quite a while, as did the Lance Armstrong scandal with all that that encompassed. Seems there... Read more »

Sports: Athletes Seeking Championship Success Start With “ROA”

This past summer we watched some of the very best athletes in the world compete at the London Olympics. Whether it was swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte or Missy Franklin; gymnasts Gabby Douglas, Alexandra Raisman or Mckayla Maroney; or track’s Usain Bolt, Ashton Eaton or Lolo Jones; all demonstrated the results that unequivocal dedication, commitment,... Read more »

Sports: Helping High School Athletes Think Like Champions

Years ago, when I was still coaching, I coached a team that had a great deal of potential. However, as is common with a good number of high school athletes, their confidence was not up to par with that said potential. Their talent was most definitely beyond their current level of performance, and their efforts... Read more »


Being the holiday season of office parties,  Secret Santas, and gift lists for all those who have been naughty and nice, the practice of “re-gifting” gets a  somewhat of a bad wrap. It is not always bad to give something to someone else that has already been given to you. I’m not talking about that... Read more »