Trial and Success

Resilience and failure are hot topics.  We ask how to bounce back, to embrace the opportunity to fail and try, try again, and we praise the growth mindset that pushes us to do hard things. The world complains that, "Kids aren't allowed to struggle," and  we lament the "everyone gets a trophy" mentality. For sure, coaches … Continue reading Trial and Success

Intra-team competition

Coach, do you value competitive kids? Of course. Do you want your teams to know how to compete? Sure. Will you work hard to cultivate competitiveness in players who have been working on only their own game for too long? Yes. It's important to value competitiveness as a team, and not in a negative way … Continue reading Intra-team competition

Hey, Opponent…What’s Your Secret?

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?