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John Kessel

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No-Cut Policy

Before you ever cut a player, take this quiz. I found it on John Kessel’s excellent blog for USA Volleyball. Making cuts always involves pain — both for the coach and the players. That alone should be incentive to cut as few kids as possible. But there’s a better reason not to cut than that […]

Does Playing Sports Help Girls?

At a time when so many women are delivering such electrifying performances at the Winter Olympics, we can find this question especially useful: Does participation in sports make a long-term difference in a woman’s life? An article in the New York Times takes a look. It cites separate studies by two economists. One examines the […]

What It Means to Be a Coach

“When all is said and done, teaching is what I try to do for a living.” – Jack Welch, CEO, General Electric from ‘Jack: Straight from the Gut’ You can bet that the players (and coaches) in today’s Final Four matchups have received great coaching at some point. But what IS great coaching? John Kessel […]