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The Endless Search for Novelty

Well, it’s headed for 100 degrees here in New Jersey, USA. The heat wave led one radio announcer to say, “It was a rough winter and a very wet spring. No reason to think the summer won’t be extreme, too.” One of my favorite quotes came from the world-class instruction at the Gold Medal Squared […]

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 […]

What is the Purpose of Homework?

A few days ago the Record newspaper of Bergen County, N.J., printed an essay from a student on the amount of homework today’s students receive. I know virtually nothing about modern homework: how much there is, what it consists of, etc. All I know is that the backpacks the kids use today seem bigger and […]

Top Team Facing Disqualification

New Jersey’s top-ranked boys high school basketball is facing expulsion from the state tournament for holding illegal practices before the season, the Star-Ledger reported today. St. Patrick’s, ranked fifth in the entire country, is the school in question. Here is the article. Rules about out-of-season practice vary from state to state. In New Jersey, players […]

The Power of Preparation

Yesterday’s “Miracle on the Hudson,” in which an airline pilot safely landed a  jet in the river between New York and New Jersey, illustrates a point about peak performance: You never know when you are going to need a skill that you work on in practice. If you’ve ever flown, you know that the cabin […]