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Archive for March 2018

Sitting by the river . . .

When you are a coach, you have to be a good listener.  And sometimes its for problems not related to squatting or benching. For that reason I wrote the following quote on the whiteboard today.  At first glance, it may seem mean-spirited, but it isn’t meant to be. Often when we are being tormented by others (or someone is tormenting a loved one), we feel powerless and confused as to […]

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Its Like Riding a Bike

One of the hardest things to do as a coach is getting your athletes to listen and do what they need to do in order to improve.  Its often not because they are unmotivated, instead, its because they want to be successful as fast as possible.  They want to run faster, lift more, play better, etc., but unfortunately there just aren’t any shortcuts.  The one thing that always works whether […]

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The Art of Coaching

My youngest son decided sometime in December that he wanted to play lacrosse for his middle school as a sixth grader.  He had no experience, but a lot of enthusiasm so I encouraged him to go for it.  Apparently, a whole bunch of kids had the same idea and so the team basically doubled in size this year.  Unfortunately, the number of available coaches decreased by about half.  And so, […]

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