Leadership

The Quarterback Whisperer

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What is an elite NFL QB and what separates that player from the others? The coach they share is one answer. In the recent history of the biggest game on earth, one man is the common thread that links several of the very best in the sport: Peyton Manning; Ben Roethlisberger; Andrew Luck; and the […]

The Trouble With Youth Athletes Today

The Trouble With Youth Athletes Today “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before […]

Why ‘Homerun Goals” Are How I Do Goal Setting

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While I was at the gym yesterday working out, I noticed a woman who appeared to be struggling to complete her cycling exercise. I’m a regular in the gym and have never seen this woman before, so I knew a healthier lifestyle was likely a New Year’s goal for her. After stretching I made it […]

Reconsider the Infamous Pep Talk

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“Winning is not a sometime thing, it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit.” –Vince Lombardi Legendary Coach Vince Lombardi spoke these words while coaching for the Green Bay […]

How Do I Motivate Them?

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“If I keep them motivated, we’ll be fine.” “How do I motivate my athletes?” “I just have to find a way to keep my players motivated through the season.” “What motivates you guys?” These are all thoughts that run through a coach’s head, or anyone that works with athletes: “How do I motivate them?” Without […]

Sometimes A Lion Doesn’t Eat For Days, But He Hunts Everyday

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As I’m jogging toward home after a walk-off homerun in the fifth inning of a mercy rule high school softball game, I notice from a distance that my bat looks a little unusual. I cross the plate and reach down to pick up my all-time favorite, purple DeMarini to see a huge indention in the […]

Top Mental Toughness Books of 2018 (so far)

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If you are a coach or a boss, then you are paid to read. Hence, I love reading quality books and make it a priority to read the top mental toughness books that are MUCH better than mine. If you want a detailed reading list for 2018, check out this article.   Wherever I Wind […]

Lead…for God’s Sake!

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Steve Rocker, one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in Kentucky’s history, is about to enter into the hardest season of his career. With expectations at an all-time high, his players have lost their will to win and their passion for the game; none of Coach Rocker’s manifested motivational methods are working, and […]

3D Coach: Capturing the Heart Behind the Jersey

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More than 60 million athletes are involved in sports in America, and it is estimated that one coach will impact more people in one year than the average person does in a lifetime. Today’s coach could be one of the greatest authoritative figures in the life of an adolescent. So the question isn’t whether coaches […]