Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mid Season Reflections

So, we are almost half way through our HS season. we gotten a tournament under our belts, and some¬†quality games behind us. Thinking about where we began and where we find ourselves currently, we have made some very good forward … Continue reading

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Mid Season Reflections

So, we are almost half way through our HS season. we gotten a tournament under our belts, and some¬†quality games behind us. Thinking about where we began and where we find ourselves currently, we have made some very good forward … Continue reading

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The Emotional Toll and Development

This week began like most weeks during season, game on Monday and training during the remainder of the week. I had a prior player contact me and ask if we could talk, which is not unusual since I try to … Continue reading

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How Do We Gauge Success?

What is success? The answer depends upon who you pose the question to. It is also one of the most fluid, ever-changing quantifiers a coach must face season in and season out. Recently, I had the opportunity to watch a … Continue reading

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Time to Hang Up the Whistle

I read a lot, it just so happens that most of it this time of year is related to football. I have about 2 dozen blogs from various coaches that I follow daily. In reading all of these blogs, it … Continue reading

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Learning to Compete

Our HS GJV took to the pitch twice this week with less than optimal results. By that I am not speaking of a win/loss situation but rather an overall lack of drive and purpose in the game. Our 1st half … Continue reading

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“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught” Oscar Wilde

Words that are too easily forgotten in this day of rush and immediate results oriented society. This past weekend our u14’s took to the pitch in a, well, less than stellar performance. As we began our warm-ups, each exercise was … Continue reading

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