Posts tagged "Practice"

You Get What You Emphasize. Or Do You?

Anytime you enter into a new leadership position, whether it is in business, for an organization, or as a head coach at a different school, the first and primary task at hand is to begin to establish the kind of culture you are looking for. Jim Thompson, founder and Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance... Read more »

Sports: Part II – “It Is What It Is” vs “It Is What You Make It” Thought Processes in Relation to Athletic Success

In Part I we discussed the advantages of using an “it is what it is” type of thought process with aspects of which an athlete truly has  no control. We also laid the groundwork for why that same thought process can be  a deterrent to an athlete’s ability to overcome obstacles when overused or used... Read more »

Sports: Part I – “It Is What It Is” vs “It Is What You Make It” Thought Processes in Relation to Athletic Success

Over the years, I have heard the statement “it is what it is” being used more and more often. In sports the phrase is commonly used as justification for situations where an athlete might feel little control over a circumstance they are faced with or that affects them. Say you want to be a starter... Read more »

High School: Reaching Athletic Potential versus Winning; They Are Not Synonymous

There is a misconception in sports, in many circles, that winning (as in being able to win a game) and working toward reaching one’s athletic potential amounts to being one and the same. That if you have the ability to defeat your opponents on a regular basis, you are also doing exactly what it takes... Read more »

High School Sports: Four Must Have, Less Discussed Coaching Practices To Add To Your Coaching Playbook

Ever ask yourself why some coaches just seem to have a knack for developing talent to a greater degree than others? How some are able to garner so much respect from their athletes, that those athletes will do just about anything to reach team and individual goals? Or why a select few coaches are able... Read more »

Athletic Inspiration: Not For Those Afraid To Look Within!!!

“Greatness, whether athletic or otherwise, doesn’t come from those content on  just being but from those who seek being the difference.” Greyskale Multimedia, LLC Do you have what it takes?

High School Sports: Preventing the Mid-Season Doldrums

Ever notice how excited athletes are at the start of a season, and then how that excitement tends to wane as their season hits mid-stride? How efforts become more robotic and less intense, diminishing what athletes get out of their practices and ultimately their potential? If this is something you are familiar with, then the... Read more »


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Emotions run deep within me as I watch the above video from the recent ESPY’s on Anthony Robles. This young man epitomizes the essence of what it means to be a champion. No, not the pretense of one as so many in our current sports culture seem to validate through their behavior, but a real,... Read more »

What's Your Take On College Athletes Getting PAID???

Do you have an opinion on the topic? Vote below!!!   Check out this piece before you vote:   Should College Athletes Get Paid Beyond Scholarship? Bill Plaschke From the L.A. Times says…   poll by

Part II: Bill Wells Discusses The "Second Click" In Youth Sports, Then Asks If There Is A Third

I believe Bill’s perspective (in Part I) to be a very enlightened one. Not only have I seen this second click happen to my own kids, but I have seen it happen as an educator, coach, and athlete in others as well. Being personally involved with students and athletes in these capacities gives one the... Read more »