Have you heard someone talk about a tactic, a coaching idea of some sort, and implemented it in your program to no avail? It didn't work. You've worked something in to a practice, or with a team and loved it. Then, you try it again and are not satisfied? There's no simple one-size-fits-all response to … Continue reading Your Mileage May Vary
When something goes wrong we often ask a version of this question: "why did they do that?" This speaks to intention, that the person planned to screw it up, the "why?" implying that they wanted to make a bad decision. Of course, sabotage might be in play, but usually it's a given that the person … Continue reading Motive or Mistake?
In a world full of throwaway lines, one that gets me is, "don't ever change!". Why would that be a thing you'd like to do? Why would person A not want person B to work to improve, to test new and better things, or at least to prove that the things they do currently really are … Continue reading Don’t Ever Change
Are you one of the millions who pays attention through blogs, Tweets or books to the ways that those who have "made it" structure their lives? Do you follow people, learn their habits and work to implement some of those things into your life? Me, too. Do they work? Do you stick to them? Do … Continue reading What Works For You?
Coaches, we hear, "know thyself" all the time. Starting by doing the work to know what we value, our team's strengths and holes in our game can certainly help you in preparing your team for a competition. Also, know your opponent. On the face of it, a good scouting report on their players can be … Continue reading Hey, Opponent…What’s Your Secret?
If everyone prioritizes paying attention, even in "a good way", to what others are doing, their goals and dreams, a team will not be at it's best. The word selfish has gotten a bad rep. Being selfish in your preparation, doing everything you can to be at your best? That's a great start to making … Continue reading When Selfish Is Good