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Dave Cross

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The Biggest Mistake of All

With the NFL conference title games and the Super Bowl coming up, you’ll hear a lot about mistakes. Players and coaches like to say that the team that makes the fewest mistakes will win. But is that true? It’s possible that the biggest mistake of all is making no mistakes. So says Dave Cross, a […]

Results or Reasons

Yesterday I forgot to include the link to Dave Cross’ article on “No Surprises.” It’s here for the reading. Dave is the National Director of “Yes, I Can!” volleyball, and his article led me to think about about some definite “no’s” for your program. For instance, there should definitely be no excuses on your team. […]

No Surprises

With fall teams entering their tournament season, thousands of coaches are looking for any edge they can get. And here’s the edge, courtesy of peak performance expert Dave Cross: Change as little as you can. In fact, Coach Cross offers this article, titled, “No surprises!” His point is that major changes at tournament time can […]

Mastering the Situation

Peak performance expert Dave Cross of “Yes, I Can!” sports often says that no situation has any meaning except the one you give it. By that he means that no matter what happens, you can choose your response. His words came to mind the other night in a show in which Hall of Fame pitcher […]

Choosing Your Response

Peak performance expert Dave Cross says this: “No situation has any meaning except the one your give it.” In other words, whenever a situation presents itself, you choose the response. Whether it’s being sent to the minor leagues, being cut, whatever — you choose the response. This year my team finds itself in a very […]

10 Things Every Great Coach Knows

Today I’d like to talk about three coaches who have made a difference in my life. The first is Dave Cross, co-author of the book “Volleyball Cybernetics.” Dave, who work can be found at www.yesicansports.com, first put into words for me the importance of stretching your comfort zone. At his overnight camps in Oberlin, Ohio, […]

Improving the Picture

  “The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective. ” — Al Neuharth  Some people believe that hitting a baseball is the single most difficult skill in sports. No wonder. The pitcher can throw the ball at speeds up to 100 miles an hour, make it curve, make it sink, and vary its […]

All How You Look at It

March 1 is one of my favorite days of the year because if you want to, you can call it the first day of spring. It’s the start of meteorological spring, the three months between the statistically coldest and the statistically warmest days of the year. Most people consider March 20 the first day of […]

Coaching With Perspective

“I can’t say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.” ~ Daniel Boone “No situation has any meaning except the one you give it.” ~ Peak performance expert Dave Cross Today’s posts concern the perspective you bring to your life, and how much your attitude affects how you live […]