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Quite often I talk too much – Link

Are you a palms-down or palms-up coach? – Link

It’s time for me to stop talking and start doing – Link

Lacrosse Coaching Tactics by Age – Guest Post by Lacrosse Scoop – Link

3 Ways to Improve Your Basketball Game – Guest Post from Basketball Phantom Blog – Link

Picking up the Trash – Link

‘You Should be Angry’ – Link

Coolest Award Banquet. Ever. – Link

5 Simple Questions (to ask your coaches) – Link

The Ultimate Guide to Sharing Tryout Results – Guest post from TeamGenius – Link

Dang. I saved our lacrosse team $7600 – Link

The Big 3 (ways to win at sports) – Link

Cool Infographic on Importance of Team Sports – Link

Overfunctioning = Underfunctioning – Link

Silent Saturday – An Experiment – Link

3 Types of People in this world – #NationalAnthemProtest – Link

A Novel Experiment to Empower Athletes – Link

Finish This Sentence: ‘I Am Unstoppable At ___’ – Link

The 10-80-10 Principle: Growing Your Superpower – Link

Summer Showcases? Here Is The Best Way To Stand Out  – Link

A Cavs fan tribute to the Warriors ? –  Link

Abundance Vs. Scarcity Mentality – Link

But Arguing With The Refs Gets Me More Calls – Link

The Culture Bus – Key Takeaways From A Rollercoaster Ride Season – Link

The Culture Bus Journey Blog –  Link

Follow my 24-week journey as I work with a local high school lacrosse team to turn around the culture.
It might not all be pretty and we might have some epic fails, but learn from the good and bad we try here!

To hear the background story, be sure to read the post in Week #1

Captains – 4 part series:

  1. I found it. The best icebreaker & team builder – Link
  2. Quit Worrying About You As A Coach & Start Focusing On Your Captains- Link
  3. Anatomy of a teammate – Link
  4. Why wait until their senior year to develop your captains? – Link

Always learning – 2 Coaching A-Ha Moments ??

Part 1 – Communicating your Core Values – Link

Part 2 – Crucial Conversations – Link

The 4 Cornerstones of Championship Culture

INTRO  – Link

  1. Core Values – Link
  2. A cause bigger than yourself
    1. A Cause Bigger than Yourself – Leaving a Legacy – Part 1 – Link
    2. A Cause Bigger than Yourself – Leaving a Legacy – Part 2 – Link
  3. Empowering & Defining roles
    1. Empowering & Defining roles – Part 1 – Link
    2. Empowering & Defining roles – Part 2 – Link
  4. The role of captains and leadership development
    1. Leadership development – Part 1 – Link
    2. Leadership development – Part 2 – Link

2017 Is Going To Be Epic. Let’s Start By Having Some Fun! – 4 part series on bringing the FUN back to youth sports:

INTRO  – Link

  1. Hidden conditioning games & Icebreakers – Link
  2. Skill development games – Link
  3. Developmental stages & levels – Link
  4. 4 additional ways to bring the fun: Small area games, Freeplay, Positive conditioning, & Involving the parents – Link

The 12 Days of Christmas – 12 Truths about Athletes – 4 part series:

  1. 3 truths about what players want – Link
  2. 5 things players want from their coach – Link
  3. 3 Components Of Effective Communication – Link
  4. 1 Thing Every Athlete Needs – Link

Best Stolen Ideas – 7 part series:

Intro – Link

  1. 6 Tips to be a better teacher – Link
  2. Developing character – Link
  3. Practice format – Link
  4. Mental Toughness & Learning from mistakes – Link
  5. Game Strategies – Link
  6. Culture & Commitment – Link
  7. Parent coaching – Link

Building a Championship Culture – 10 part series:

  1. Team first – Link
  2. Team Cornerstones – Link
  3. Positive Environment – Which dog are you feeding? – Link
  4. Recognition & Rewards – Link
  5. Captains – Link
  6. Parents – Link
  7. Building Trust – Link
  8. Seek First to Understand – Link
  9. Coaching your own kid – Link
  10. Perspective & Giving Back – Link

Previous Series/Topics:

  • 4 Gamechangers I’m thankful for in 2016 – Link
  • The Growth Mindset – Achieving Peak Mental Performance – 7 part series – Link

  • Dominate your Middle School Tryout & Travel Sports Math – 9 part series – Link
  • Coaching is Teaching – 7 part series – Link
  • 2 Years, 4 Books, & a New Life – 2 part series – Link
  • Being a Great Gameday Coach – 8 part series – Link
  • More than Words: Great Coaching Quotes – 4 part series – Link
  • Favorite Youth Sports podcasts – Link

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