Doubt is the cancer that kills dreams and prevents individuals from pursuing and achieving their ambitious goals.Read More >
People are blaming kids for the way kids are these days, but kids are kids. They only know what they have been taught. Kids are like mirrors – they reflect the world they are placed in.
Charlie Applestein, author of There Is No Such Thing as a Bad Kid, says “Life isn’t what you see, it is what you perceive.” If you perceive kids as entitled, lazy, disrespectful, and unappreciative, that is all you will ever see.Read More >
In every venture, there will be vultures.
There will always be people who take credit for things they shouldn’t, as well as those who think nearly every idea they have is original.
There are those who think THEY are the expert, and those who whine incessantly behind closed doors about how they are not getting the recognition they deserve instead of focusing on the task at hand and finding versatile and meaningful ways to contribute.Read More >
I get asked a fair amount of questions at parties. If you train people, party go-ers want you to sum up 52 years of experience in one sentence…then, they argue with you using something they read on the internet.Read More >
Many years ago I considered suicide as a viable option for ending the pain I was facing. As a young coach I didn't understand how hard this career path would be.
But in the darkest time of my life, I learned that challenges are a gift that are meant to be cherished. And in that moment I made the decision to go all out, stop at nothing, and continue to press forward no matter what.Read More >
Coach Jack Harbaugh, father of head coach Jim Harbaugh, gathered our team two days into summer training camp.
Practice finally ended, the sun was hot, our bodies were beat up, and we were exhausted.
Coach Jack always spoke loudly, with confidence and with enthusiasm. We would quickly find out he always had something to teach our team. Sometimes small, yet other times not so small, Coach Jack would tell tales and teach lessons that would extend far beyond our lives as football players.
"Has anyone seen Frederick P Soft!?" Coach Jack began.Read More >
You want to be a strength coach and you are looking to get your foot in the door. The glamorous life of working with athletes has got you completely seduced and you are chomping at the bit to get a shot at becoming a coach.
Well let me tell you something: it’s not all that it is cracked up to be and the long hours, being on your feet all day and working for next to no pay (if at all) is one of the harsh realities of this business. But if you insist, let me show you the way.Read More >
EDITORS NOTE: This post originally appeared on the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology website and has been reposted with permission from the author.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete or an Olympic champion to be a successful athlete. Nor do you have to have a room full of trophies, win a state championship, or make the front page of the sports section.Read More >