Unlocking The 3C’s in Coaching Relationships

 As we continue dive into our spring 2019 conversation series  5 Things Kids Want To Tell Parents about Team Sports   , today I wanted to discuss with you why coaching relationships matter in youth sports. Coaching has and will continue to be a talking point for parents, athletes and other coaches.  The youth sports coach, whether itContinue reading “Unlocking The 3C’s in Coaching Relationships”

5 Things Kids Want To Tell Parents about Team Sports

I know you guys are thinking , “Tell me something I don’t know” as many of you parents know, communication with your young child  or teenager can be a daunting task in the social media world. We have given up on the face to face connection that we were raised with in the past forContinue reading “5 Things Kids Want To Tell Parents about Team Sports”

The Strength of a Champion, created from a Well of Weaknesses…

“Everything I’m not, makes me everything I am”… Kanye West It sounds silly to think about this, but are we fully aware of what we are good at when we are born? I mean think of this as a one of the most important superhero traits we can have. The ability to quickly identify ourContinue reading “The Strength of a Champion, created from a Well of Weaknesses…”

Youth Sports Funding – What’s next ?

Youth Sports – AR-15’s as tool for Fundraising! Yesterday, I read an article from espn about a youth sports league in OHIO that uses AR-15 rifles are used as a tool to fundraisers for the East Canton Youth Baseball League.  One element of this story appeals to my business side. I find it interesting thatContinue reading “Youth Sports Funding – What’s next ?”

From the Classroom to the Boardroom…With a little help from Sports…

“I realized if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you can change enough communities you can change the world” – Erin Gruwell     It was 9:00am on this past Saturday, and I had some free time to sit back and think to how I got here in theContinue reading “From the Classroom to the Boardroom…With a little help from Sports…”

Reason – Defining the “why” for our athletes takes creativity…

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning” C.S. Lewis   Over the past week I have talked about the power of relationships in sports. I explained the importance of getting to know player off the court. I have talked about teaching resiliency in sports. This involves encouragement, rememberingContinue reading “Reason – Defining the “why” for our athletes takes creativity…”

Resiliency – Teaching your team to stay together even through the tough times

“Education come from within; you get it from struggle, effort and thought” – Napoleon Hill Many of us coaches, players and fans are not enjoying a winning season this year. To be honest, we all hate losing, its not fun, practices are not fun and its an experience that divides us. Many life lessons areContinue reading “Resiliency – Teaching your team to stay together even through the tough times”

Three (3) ways to build relationships in youth sports teams

“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” – John Wooden Coaching has become an artful expression over the years. I think of a great artist like Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo and Ai Weiwei and Christo Claude in the current era; each of them with unique styles that haveContinue reading “Three (3) ways to build relationships in youth sports teams”

Labor of Love : Picking up where others left off

“The work done by freemen comes cheaper in the end than that performed by slaves.” Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations In today’s world, freedom is a word we use a lot to describe many of our lives. But how many of us really have the mindset to live out our lives the way we want to?!?!?Continue reading “Labor of Love : Picking up where others left off”