November 7, 2018

A new nickname sports parents should give their kids

Professional athletes seem to reach a sort of pinnacle in their careers when they receive a nickname. Sometimes these monikers are simple — A-Rod, Air Jordan, A.I. Other times, they actually transcend their greatness, such as “Sweetness” (W...

November 2, 2018

Raise Your Game: Failure uncovers learning opportunities

» The following is an excerpt from Alan Stein Jr.'s upcoming book, "Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets From the Best of the Best." Stein is a performance coach, consultant, speaker and author. He spent 15 years working with the world's highes...

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October 17, 2018

Kobe Bryant discusses the value of sports, coaches

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant was the headline speaker Tuesday at The Aspen Institute's 2018 Project Play Summit. During his conversation with Kevin Carroll, he offered insight on learning the game of basketball and how his coaches influenced h...

September 7, 2018

N.J. football coach fired after leaving profane voicemail with parent of former player

A New Jersey football coach was fired from his high school job today after leaving a profanity-laced voicemail with the parent of a former player on his youth team. In the message, the coach threatens to blitz his defense on every single play until "...

August 29, 2018

6 steps to mastering tough conversations

Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said, "Confrontation is simply meeting the truth head on." Whether it’s with an employee, a colleague a spouse or one of your children, tough conversations are something all of us have to have, but non...

August 16, 2018

6 strategies to breakthrough to ‘elite’ status

[caption id="attachment_26757" align="aligncenter" width="488"] Photo: Saquon Stimpson, Wikimedia Commons[/caption] What are the keys to helping your team breakthrough to the elite level? Being privileged to work with dozens of teams that have mad...

August 6, 2018

N.M. school board squashes parent code of conduct plan

The Santa Fe (New Mexico) Board of Education rejected a plan that would have allowed its schools to punish student-athletes for their parents' behavior at sporting events. Last month, member schools voted to give the New Mexico Activities Associat...

August 3, 2018

A Coach’s Influence: Using undistracted time with athletes

Coaching in the 21st century has its challenges. On an almost daily basis, articles are published about a coach who is worn out by the pressure of winning or beaten up by complaints about playing time. Despite the pressures that assail coaches, these...