Tag Archives: Leadership

The Inner You

Starting at a young age it is extremely important to have the right mindset and work ethic about everything you do. I am lucky enough to have 2 parents who constantly preach it so I am consistent with it. Growing up there was a kid I played with who was good enough to be the

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Kids: Speak For Yourself

Check out an article I wrote for iSport360. Enjoy! Kids: Speak For Yourself To learn what iSport360 is all about, click here!

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Be Different.

Much unrest, disappointment, and angst comes when we constantly compare our own situation to others. Mikey from my son’s chemistry class is now ranked 5th in his class. I heard that Joey down the road just committed. My daughter’s friends team practices 4 times a week. Their household income is much higher then ours. Constantly evaluating the similarities

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Get On Your Own Team

So many young athletes are concerned with what team they should join. Am I playing for the right club team? Which high school team should I choose? What college team should I pursue? Before getting so caught-up with choosing a team, learn to get on your own team. Treat your body right. Improve your weaknesses.

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The Mask You Live In

Teacher Ashanti Branch created  an after school program which was started because he noticed a trend of smart middle school boys failing his math class. The boys responded as most do in this particular school in a very rough part of Oakland, “You don’t get any respect walking around with a big heavy backpack, that’s not

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Three More Building Blocks in The Pyramid of Success

  The next three Building Blocks in Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, are Condition, Skill and Team Spirit.  These are all very important elements for players to possess, if their teams are to be successful. Condition As a player, you will never reach your potential if you are not in the best possible condition.  Conditioning,

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The Wisdom of John Wooden

John Wooden is widely regarded as the greatest philosopher, teacher, and coach in all of sports history.  Though he passed away more than six years ago, he left behind many pearls of wisdom, from which we can all, continue to learn.  One such gem is his “Pyramid of Success”.  As we begin 2017, I will

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The Hardest Part About Running a Lacrosse Club

Running a lacrosse club isn’t easy. One of the most difficult parts about the job is treating each team in your club as if they are your one and only. If you get new jerseys for one team, you have to get new jersey’s for every team. If you provide great coaching for one team,

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Deliberate Practice

It’s not about how much you practice, as much it is how you practice. Angela Duckworth explains the importance of what’s called deliberate practice. A form of deep practice that is quality, efficient, and mindful. Let’s say you’re on a great team, you have a quality coach, and you play for a quality program. What’s

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Fit to Lead

Question: Do you need to be fit to lead? Short answer: Yes. In every sense of the word, leaders need to be fit. Physically fit to handle the long days, late night calls, and active assignments. Physically fit so they can communicate effectively, stay sharp mentally, and perform at a high level consistently. Emotionally fit

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