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The Most Motivational Half-Time Speech You Can Give

June 5th, 2019


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What One Organization Can Teach Us About Empowerment

May 29th, 2019


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The Discipline System That Will Transform Your Culture

May 22nd, 2019


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The System You Need to Transform Your Program

May 15th, 2019


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1% Better is Not A Mantra; It’s A System

5 Special Ways to Invest in Players After They Leave: A Lesson from Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Dean Smith

May 1st, 2019


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10 Reasons We Shouldn’t Yell at Athletes

April 24th, 2019


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The Problem with Extrinsically Motivated Competition

April 3rd, 2019


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Bill Walsh's 5 Principles to Stay the Course

March 20th, 2019


You're Closer than You Think by Shane Sowden

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My Greatest Day of Coaching (Guest Article by Jon Barth)

March 13th, 2019


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What to Do When Your Coach Stinks

February 20th, 2019


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5 Ways to Stop Giving Bad Feedback

February 19th, 2019


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How to Work with Parents Complaining About Playing Time

February 11th, 2019


3 Steps to Work with Parents on Playing Time

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The Most Important Thing to Do with Your Team Today

January 23rd, 2019


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My Actions are Speaking So Loud My Players Can’t Hear Me!

January 16th, 2019


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How to Stop Getting Angry as a Coach

January 9th, 2019


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My #1 Coaching Takeaway from the 2018 College Football Season

January 2nd, 2019


  My question for us as coaches is this: Are we creating a culture that offers support in their struggles? Do we value our reserves?

4 Keys to Creating a Plan for Your Culture

December 19th, 2018


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The Simplest Way to Get Follow-Through on Player Commitments

December 14th, 2018


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How to Turn Your Team Values into Team Behaviors

November 28th, 2018


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How to Build the Most Competitive Program in the Country

November 21st, 2018


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Be Who Your Team Needs You to Be

November 14th, 2018


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How to Align Your Behaviors with Your Values

November 7th, 2018


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How to Identify Your Coaching Core Values

October 17th, 2018


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What do you value in sports? Our Coaching Values Part 1

October 10th, 2018


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The Coaching Identity Crisis

October 3rd, 2018


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Are we a culture critic or culture creator?

September 26th, 2018


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Giving More to Our Players

September 19th, 2018


8 Practical Ways of Seeing Your Athletes as People

4 Steps to Build Relationships while Disciplining

September 12th, 2018


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The 6 Steps to a Transformational Culture

September 5th, 2018


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Before You Implement a Character or Leadership Program

August 29th, 2018


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Curriculum that Works

August 21st, 2018


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How to Coach the Entitled iGeneration Athlete

July 31st, 2018


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The Hard Feedback Coaches Need

July 23rd, 2018


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How to Determine Playing Time for Your Team

July 16th, 2018


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Why We Shouldn’t Model Winning Coaches

July 9th, 2018


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Attracting versus Pursuing Talent

July 2nd, 2018


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How Coaches Can Kill Player Motivation

June 26th, 2018


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How to Build Meaningful Relationships with Players

June 18th, 2018


2 Principles and a Bunch of Ways to Build Relationships

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11 Things A Summer Job Teaches You That Sports and School Can't

June 11th, 2018


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Why You Need Conviction to Put Character 1st in Sports

June 4th, 2018

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7 Ways to Get Off-Season Player Buy in

May 29th, 2018


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Why Your Team Needs a Hell Week

May 22nd, 2018


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How to Lead Athletes in Emotional Moments

May 7th, 2018


5 Strategies to Support Athletes in Emotional and Challenging Moments

You can’t not become better

April 17th, 2018


A Standard for Evaluating Our Team’s Culture

Habits to Read More Books!

April 16th, 2018


Read More Books with these 5 Transformational Habits + 5 Books that should be required reading for everyone in life!

The Principle of Applying Principles

April 9th, 2018


7 Steps to Training the Art of Coaching

An Alternative to Goal Setting

April 3rd, 2018


What did marathon training taught me about goals? Use purpose, not results to guide your process!

3 Things to Remember About Making Plans

March 26th, 2018


Latest episode of Thrive On Challenge Blog

The Problem with “Just Wanting them to be Happy”

March 13th, 2018


Our desire for happiness for our children is hurting them not helping them.

3 Reasons Coaches Should Listen to Parents Concerns

March 6th, 2018


Even about things they shouldn’t be concerned about!

An Open Letter to Parents

February 21st, 2018


Parents who find their own value in their child’s achievements... BEWARE!

Sled Dog Teams Can Teach Us

February 13th, 2018


What can sled dog teams teach us about team culture? 3 Strategies to Move from a Coach-Led to a Player-Led Team

How Parents Hurt Good Coaching

February 6th, 2018


The emotional and physical energy of coaching with high standards just got more costly with parent involvement.

4 Questions and Steps

January 29th, 2018


4 Questions and Steps for Athletes to Take Responsibility After a Loss

Rules Can Avoid the Real Issue

January 22nd, 2018


Rules can avoid the real issues, like in the case of young people making a mess. The real issue is a lack of respect for the facilities and the …

The Only 2 Words Parents...

January 2nd, 2018


The Only 2 Words Parents Need to Say to Coaches After a Game

Coach w Love & Non Negotiables

December 22nd, 2017


Blog: Coaching with Love and Non-Negotiables

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