How to Coach the Entitled iGeneration Athlete

Adapting to the iGeneration 6 Minute Read or Listen Many coaches are  struggling with the growing sense of entitlement in the iGeneration. If you aren’t then you are ahead of the pack! Where do they get this sense of entitlement? Well, children aren’t being born...

The Hard Feedback Coaches Need

Avoiding the Truth 5 Minute Read or Listen     It was one of those coaching moments when you are so humiliated, you don’t want to speak to a soul. My team had just suffered a crushing defeat to our crosstown rivals at home on a Friday night in a packed gym. The...

Why We Shouldn’t Model Winning Coaches

2 Issues with Modeling a Winning Coach 8 Minute Read or Listen on iTunes If you followed this year’s college basketball March Madness Tournament, you were probably like me and were cheering for Loyola-Chicago, who was this year’s Cinderella story. Every year, there is...

How to Bring Back the Joy of Sports

I’ve lived my dreams. I’ve won so many NBA championships that I have lost count. I once scored 100 points in a game. Another time, I even tore my ACL, kept playing, and carried my team to win the NCAA National Championship. I was the first eight-year-old to play in...

How Coaches Kill Player Motivation

Fighting Fire with Fire 4 Minute Read or Listen on iTunes “How do I motivate people to learn? To work? To do their chores? Or to take their medicine?—are the wrong questions. They are wrong because they imply that motivation is something that gets done to people...