5 Special Ways to Invest in Players After They Leave

A Lesson from Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Dean Smith 184. It’s the number of players Dean Smith coached in his time at UNC, it’s the number of calls he would make every year to former players on their birthday to talk to them, and after his death in 2015, it was the...

Train Character with the Commitment Tracking System

Moving from Values to Virtues The 64-Page Culture Manual to Fraud, Corruption, and Bankruptcy Research has shown culture is the driver of behavior in the workplace, in the classroom, and on the sports field. So, in the early 2000s, one company was so intent on...

10 Reasons We Shouldn’t Yell at Athletes

(From a Yell-aholic Coach) This March Madness, one the most talked about moments was this exchange between Michigan State Tom Izzo and Aaron Henry during a timeout in the first-round game. Thanks to CBS, ESPN, and social media, this exchange has become viral, with...

How to Never Have a Bad Practice

The Guaranteed Routine to a Good Practice I’d spent about 10 hours preparing for practice. I’d watched film of previous practices, scouted film of our next opponents, and met with my assistants regarding what we should do during the next practice. Every minute was...

Why You Shouldn’t Use Conditioning as a Consequence

The Problem with Extrinsically Motivated Competition Put me on a line and tell me to run 100 yards as fast as I can. I’ll run hard. Put me on a line next to another man, similar in age and athleticism, and then tell me to run 100 yards. I’ll run harder, and you won’t...