Great Musical Tribute to Coaches

Country singer Kenny Chesney is a big football fan.  You may have seen him hanging with Peyton Manning (see the picture of Manning giving Chesney a Country Music Award last November). And that's him getting a hug from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in the Patriots box during Super Bowl XLI. He reflected his love … Continue reading Great Musical Tribute to Coaches

When the Right Strategy is Wrong for Kids

Our friends at GameChanger included an article about a new Little League Baseball rule change in their Season newsletter.  The rule change is related to how intentional walks are handled in Little League.  Specifically, under the new rule, managers will declare they want to intentionally walk the batter and the pitcher will automatically have four … Continue reading When the Right Strategy is Wrong for Kids

1st Time Flag Football Coaches Found My Clinic Very Useful

Last month I held six clinics for Flag Football Fanatics coaches in the Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati areas.  46 coaches participated in the clinics covering all aspects of coaching in the Flag Football Fanatics league. I sent a survey to the coaches that participated.  78% of those responding to the survey indicated the material was … Continue reading 1st Time Flag Football Coaches Found My Clinic Very Useful

Miller Time! Excellent Book about Great Coaching Family

While on a campus visit with my son to the University of Dayton in January, I came across a book titled Miller Time - Coach John Miller's Story.  I was drawn to the title recognizing that Archie Miller is the head coach of the University of Dayton men's basketball team and his brother Sean Miller … Continue reading Miller Time! Excellent Book about Great Coaching Family

6 Steps to Success for High School Student Athletes

My dad bought me a book about preparing high school athletes for success.  The book is called 6 Steps to Success for High School Student-Athletes and is written by Alonzo Barkley.  Barkley is a former college and professional basketball player that now coaches high school in Alabama. Although my focus is on youth recreational sports … Continue reading 6 Steps to Success for High School Student Athletes

Youth Sports as a Means to Teach Life Lessons

This morning my wife shared a Facebook post from a friend about a high school football coach that suspended his entire team because of rampant bullying (here's the link to the story on Huffington Post).  I thought:  wow, what a courageous stand by the coach.  Suspend the entire team?!  I would think this kind of action … Continue reading Youth Sports as a Means to Teach Life Lessons

Power of Positive Coaching

Check out this article from a great organization:  The Power of Positive by Jim Thompson, the Founder and CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Hustle & Attitude coaches recognize that keeping kids "in the moment" is one of the attitudes that we strive to attain in the athletes and emphasize in our coaching.  When … Continue reading Power of Positive Coaching