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Montclair Kimberley Academy

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What Is Your Brand?

I’m blogging from Cleveland airport, where I’m headed to Columbus, Ohio, to speak about “Seven Secrets of World-Class Practice.” I flew in on Continental, and can eat at Subway. You’re familiar with those brands. They endure; they don’t change depending on the weather or what time of day it is. How about you? If you […]

Initial Ability and Final Ability

Sorry to have neglected the blog for so long. Various book projects are taking up time and energy. But today the message is so important that I had to get it out there. Think of it as: How to grow the next Phil Mickelson. Jeff Beer is the golf coach at the Montclair Kimberley Academy […]

Your Team Captain

What do you look for in a captain? At the school where I coach, The Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, NJ, you never have to wonder. Each season the athletic department spells it out with the “Captains Award.” It’s given out each fall, winter and spring season to “that male or female captain who has […]

The Championship Difference

Last Sunday, three teams at our school — the Montclair Kimberley Academy — won state prep championships. I asked the three coaches to name the one factor they believe was the difference. Notice that in their response, all the qualities are mental. What was important was not so much the skill but the approach to […]

Coach As Role Model

Every day all over the country, athletes head to the practice field, where their coach awaits. What kind of experience will those millions of athletes have? What kind of values will they see from their coach? My friend Kevin Reilly sent an article about a high school football coach named Keith Howard, who inspired his […]

Being a Gamer

Recently, athletic director Todd Smith of the Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, N.J., addressed a group of seventh- and eighth-grade student-athletes and challenged them to be “gamers.” Coaches use this term often, but what does it mean? Coach Smith laid out a powerful definition that is a challenge to all student-athletes — and coaches (remember, […]