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The Discipline System That Will Transform Your Culture

How Building A New Courtroom Transformed A Community The neighborhood of Red Hook used to be one of the roughest, not just in all of Brooklyn, but in all of America. It was riddled with crime and drugs and supported one of the biggest public housing developments in...

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...

4 Steps of Transformational Discipline

Discipline That Builds (Not Breaks) Relationships 7 Minute Read or Listen to the AudioBlog Recently, I got an email from a coach with a question you may have pondered as well: “How can I build relationships with my players, but still maintain high standards in the...

Before You Implement a Character or Leadership Program

Part 2: Character and Leadership Development 3 Minute Read or Listen Thrive On Challenge Audioblog (If you have not read Part 1, please read it first) My Failure Last year, in a guest blog for Lead Em Up, I shared my journey of becoming intentional about culture...

The Character and Leadership Development You Need

Part 1: Deciding on a Leadership Curriculum 5 Minute Read or Listen Over the last few months, I've had some coaches ask if I would be developing a curriculum for teams. After a great deal of thought, I came to decide that I wouldn’t. My passion and interest are in...

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Discipline

Rethinking Our Discipline Strategies 5 Minute Read or Listen  “Hit the line! If we are going to continue to walk through these drills, then we are going to spend the rest of this practice running!” I definitely used this strategy more times than I can count. Not only...

How to Coach with High Standards and Love

Empowering Those We Lead “The way kids learn to make good decisions is by making decisions, not by following directions.” -Alfie Kohn One of the big themes in my writing and podcasts is the importance of empowering those we lead. We must empower them to be leaders and...

How to Coach Entitled Athletes

Part 1 of 3 Things I wish I knew when I started coaching 10 years ago BOUNDARIES Unless you haven’t been on social media in the last week, you have seen the video of Geno Auriemma on body language. He believes players are becoming more and more selfish and entitled...

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