What Got You Here. . .

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Over the last year I have heard the phrase, “What got you here, won’t get you there,” uttered at various times by people in a few different walks of life. It is also the title of a book by Marshall Goldsmith. While I have not read the book, I have heard those people discussing the concept of the statement as meaning that the things that you have done to get you to […]

What is Your “Why”?

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For those of you who receive my “AD & Coaches’ Newsletters,” you will notice this as the September 2016 “Coaches’ Newsletter” that I sent out a few weeks ago. For those of you who are Athletic Directors, if you would be interested in receiving those two newsletters, email me at scott@greatresourcesforcoaches.com and let me know you want to be on that list. I send those two newsletters out around the 15th of […]

Head Coach/Assistant Coach Relationship Discussion on the "Hardwood Hustle"

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         I was excited to be a guest on the “Hardwood Hustle” podcast this summer. Adam Bradley and TJ Rosene have an excellent podcast for basketball coaches, but a lot of what they discuss is appropriate for coaches in all sports. The episode I was on is an example of a discussion that is appropriate for coaches of any sport.        On the podcast, we discussed the Head Coach/Assistant Coach […]

End of Summer – Beginning of Future!

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For those of you who receive my AD Newsletter and Coaches’ Newsletter to send to your coaches and parents, you saw this post a couple weeks ago in your Coaches’ Newsletter. For those of you athletic directors out there who would like to receive those two newsletters to send out to your people, email me at scott@greatresourcesforcoaches.com, and let me know you are interested in those. Around the 15th of each […]

Why Sports are So Valuable for Our Children to Play

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This post was originally published in March of 2015 on the Huffington Post and then posted on my site before I officially started the blog. I wrote it by request on behalf of Proactive Coaching, the organization for whom I do numerous presentations. For more info on Proactive Coaching, visit their website –www.proactivecoaching.info & Facebook page – www.facebook.com/proactivecoach. There are many reasons why sports are so valuable for our children to play, no matter what […]

The Most Thankless Job in Sports

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Last week I was asked by our high school’s girls’ basketball coach to referee some summer scrimmage games they were playing against a couple other schools. While I have done my share of refereeing scrimmages, intramural games, and youth camp games, I am not an official. I am a coach. I have coached for 30+ years, so I know the game, and I know how to coach the game. (Although […]

Summer Reading – 6 Books for Coaches, Parents, & Leaders

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Today’s post comes as a follow-up to my post a few weeks ago – “I Just Don’t Read.” That post was devoted to the concept that I have known my share of coaches who, when I suggested a book, article, etc. for them to read that dealt in some way with coaching, would respond with a comment along the lines of , “You know, I just don’t read all that […]

“Dad” – The Best Name I am Called

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My name is Scott. It is what most people call me. I am also called “Coach.” Many people – players, former players, parents of players, community members –call me “Coach” because coaching is what I have done for 30+ years. I love being called “Coach,” as I’m sure many other coaches do. One of the first blog posts that I wrote last July when I began this blogging journey was […]

“I Just Don’t Read”

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        Today’s post comes from a comment I have heard various coaches make through the years – “I just don’t read.” As an English teacher for 18 years, reading was obviously a very big part of my job, and it was a huge part of what I was trying to get my students to do. As teachers, we expect our students to read the various assignments that […]