Embrace Failure

I’ve mentioned before that I have a ski coach (Why Have A Coach). I love skiing the bumps, and as I get older, technique is more important than the ability to heal quickly.  My last lesson I was having a rough time, the falls were plentiful, and my frustration level was heading towards maximum. As…

Top LYS Tweets – May 20, 2019

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   You did not wake up this morning to be mediocre.(By…

Why Have A Coach

There is very little that I do at half intensity. If I’m going to commit to doing something, I want to do it well.  This is true for work and play.  Because of this, for the important activities in my life, I have coaches. A coach that stands in my blind spot and watches me…

Principals, You Really Need To Think About Spring Sports

It’s too late now, but this is the absolute right time to fix this for next year.   Multiple times a week I’m on a secondary campus. And without fail, during the Spring, I’m greeted with the same welcome… “Glad you’re here. Just want to let you know that we have a lot of subs…

The SUPPLEMENTAL School Athletic Program

Note to Readers: I write this as a product and supporter of school athletic programs.   I’m on campuses, across the country, every week. Every week I witness the operations, activities and schedules of secondary schools impacted, adjusted, and circumvented by the needs of the athletic program and coaching staff.  This is done without question. …

A Reader Writes… In Defense of Coaches

In response to the 8/14/18 post, “A Little Real Talk,” a reader writes:   SC,   You want real talk?  Well, settle in… Your over simplification, and blanket classification, shed a luminous ray of misinformed rhetoric on the topic.  I would urge you to examine, and for that matter go experience what the daily grind…
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