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How to Coach Entitled Athletes

Entitlement. It’s a popular word to describe the newest generation of players and their parents. National Championship Coach Geno Auriemma believes players are more entitled than ever. Just listen to to his post-game press conference from back in 2017: I know the...

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...

Should You Ever Yell at Your Athletes?

In March 2019, the #2 seed Michigan State Spartans were struggling against the #15 seed Bradley in the first round of March Madness. The Spartans Head Coach Tom Izzo was not a happy individual. His 18-year-old freshman forward Aaron Henry wasn’t hustling on defense or...

4 Steps of Transformational Discipline

Discipline That Builds (Not Breaks) Relationships I got the following question from a coach: “How can I build relationships with my players, but still maintain high standards in the program? In the player-coach relationships at my school, the coaches who are liked let...

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 Let’s think for a second. You have two players: John and Patrick. John is the least talented of 15 players trying out for your...

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