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Leadership: A Skill that can be Taught

Leadership: A Skill that can be Taught
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Choosing to frame ‘leadership’ as a process, rather than as some personality characteristic destined only for those naturally-born leaders, allows the concept of leadership to be utilized and taught as a skill, or set of skills.
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Invest in Athletic Diversification

Invest in Athletic Diversification
Monday, January 7, 2013
High school coaches must encourage their athletes to resist specializing in just one sport – and collaborate with their coaching colleagues to produce healthier all-around experiences. 
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Involvement vs. Meaningful Involvement

Involvement vs. Meaningful Involvement
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
As I've worked with the MHSAA in student leadership development and through my role in performance consulting and mental training, a number of coaches and athletes have asked me how to “get kids to buy in” or see the vision of their coach/captain, ...
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Parents, Make a Pledge

Parents, Make a Pledge
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
From time to time, even the most well-intentioned parents yell at officials things they are not proud of later.
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Coaches Must Set the Example

Coaches Must Set the Example
Monday, October 15, 2012
In light of the recent uproar over NFL replacement officials, it seems that never before has it been so common and socially accepted to yell disgust at referees.Coaches must create a culture of respect for those who officiate our games.
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Ultimate Teammate, Ultimate Captain

Ultimate Teammate, Ultimate Captain
Monday, October 1, 2012
The best captains are the most organized, and also the most caring teammates. Placing the team before themselves is not the cliché; it is expected.
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