No Shortcuts to Success

In my post last week called, “Fundamentals Every Day,” I talked about the importance of coaches making sure that their athletes are working on fundamental skill development every day. This week I’m going to continue with that topic and dive deeper...

Fundamentals Every Day

As a young teacher and coach fresh out of college, I was fortunate to be hired to teach English and coach basketball at an incredible school. The school was Carmel High School (now called Carmel Catholic) in Mundelein, Illinois in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I...

My Name is Coach

Below is a re-post of a post I did back in 2015 on my old Coach with Character site. A retired coach reached out to me the other day after reading the original version of the post. He told me that one of his former players read the original post on the Coaches’...

Be Present

In last week’s post, I talked about the concept of being reflective as we end one year and move into another. I talked about how important it is to look back on all that we did in the past year that led to our successes and failures. Once we know where we have...

Be Reflective – 2021

*This is a re-post of one I did on my old Great Resources for Coaches site a few years ago. For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful holiday! We are wrapping up that week between Christmas and New Year’s right now. As a student, basketball...