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The 11 Biggest Issues Facing Coaches

1. Coach-Administration Rapport! Do you have the support of your administration (superintendent, principal, vice principal, etc.)?  Too many administrators like to control their coaches!  There are hundreds of schools out there with great administrators; there are others with very poor ones. Many administrations don’t want a winning football program. Which one do you have? Successful programs […]

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How Google Can Help You

I am often asked, “why don’t you write as much in the off-season”. Well the answer is fairly simple. The prime time to stimulate an audience is during the actual football season or immediately before or after (August to February really). Very few coaches burn the candle at both ends 12-months a year, thus readership […]

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Common Coaching Errors and How to Avoid Them

By:  Bud Wilkinson (Winner of 47 straight games & several National Championships at Oklahoma in the 1950’s) GENERAL COMMENTS:  The best coach is the one who makes the fewest mistakes; the one who does the best teaching job; the one who is the best organizer.  Writing the X’s & O’s is not the most important […]

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What Motivates You: Autonomy

As a husband, father, coach, teacher and business owner, I am always looking for ways to improve. I’m sure you are as well, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. A book I heard about several months ago, and finally decided to pick up during the Christmas break is Drive by Daniel Pink. The premise of […]

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The Art of War: Initial Estimations

The Art of War is the definiatve work of military strategy and tactics of the ancient East. The text was first translated into Western languages in 1772 (French), and into English in 1910. In more modern times, the book has influenced U.S. General Douglas MacArthur. The Art of War is listed on the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program […]

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