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George Washington

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The Hardest Part of Coaching

“Honesty is the best policy,” George Washington once wrote. Too bad he can’t be in the gym when it’s time to make cuts. Sometimes coaches must be brutally honest with those whom they lead, and no one I know likes this part of the business. Whether you have to cut players, send them to the […]

Walking the Walk

So the father was lecturing his son. “When Abraham Lincoln was your age, he was walking eight miles to school,” the father said. Replied the son, “When Abraham Lincoln was your age, he was president.” See? Kids can lecture, too. So it not enough for parents and coaches to talk the talk. “What you do […]

Do It Now!

Yesterday’s post didn’t come until late in the day, and that was my fault. Even worse, it came as a result of an elementary mistake that an experienced coach shouldn’t make. I should have done yesterday’s post the night before. But I let it go, telling myself I would get to it first thing in […]