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We Don’t Need More Positive Coaches

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

We don’t need more positive coaches or positive sports parents. Why? Because many who buy in to those ideas kind of have this feeling that not being mean is more or less the extent of what it entails … not swearing at the kids not yelling from the sidelines not going ballistic over mistakes not badmouthing others etc, […]

Food for Thought: Fun and Excellence

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Why do we believe in (and perpetuate) the idea that the important stuff in life can’t be fun … Or that if someone is having fun then they’re “not serious enough” … Or that hard work and fun are somehow mutually exclusive? I think excellence and joy go hand in hand. I think we can […]

How to avoid mediocrity on your team

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Share this article: Click Here to Tweet Reward great effort and hard work! Treating everyone on your team exactly the same regardless of what they put in isn’t coaching “fair.” It’s coaching “equal” and equal is overrated (imho). It demoralizes players and breeds an environment of mediocrity. If you want everyone on your team to […]