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Efficacy and Safety – Middle School Strength Training

Next year our district, the <b>Independence School District</b>, is taking some pretty bold steps that I believe have the potential to generate some huge …

Exercise

If you build it, they will come

My post, <b>Efficacy and Safety – Middle School Strength and Conditioning</b>, seems to have struck a chord. Many of you shared having similar discussions …

Teaching

Mirror Mirror

Often, just when I think that I am a pretty smart guy, I realize that there is always so much more to learn… and often picking up a single small …

Public Speaking

Larger than Life

Yesterday, a couple of 8th grade students who played football for me this past fall were in the gym talking prior to PE class. I could see them …

It is all Relative

Today’s post picks up/ piggybacks on my post “<b>Good Job</b>!”<p>I often get asked, “<i>What is the biggest difference in coaching middle school athletes</i> …

Kids

The Case for Middle School Strength and Conditioning

Nearly a year ago I wrote about our school district’s (the <b>Independence School District</b>) decision to add a Strength and Conditioning class to the …

Teaching

It is Never Easy

The other day I invited classroom teachers from my school (Bingham Middle School, Independence School District) to come down and visit my students as …

Teaching

The Impact of $4

This semester I started a weekly award … the “Bingham Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Week”. Each week I pick one boy and one girl athlete …

Posters

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

A year ago I wrote a post (<b>If you build it, they will come</b>) about a decision our school district (the <b>Independence School District</b>) made to add a …

Education

Recruiting – The National Letter of Intent

Today is the final installment in the six-part series designed to help student-athletes and their parents know what to expect at the various stages …

Defensive Game Planning – Flipped Coaching

As a coach and teacher, I have a <b>continuous, internal dialogue</b> that takes place. Time is at a <b>premium</b>, and it is <b>inflexible</b>, so whenever I am …

Education Technology

Defensive Game Planning – All Posts, Forms, and Video

Let me start by thanking <b>Coach Keith Grabowski</b> of <b>Baldwin Wallace University</b> for the kind words in his post today, <b>Follow Up: Advice to young coaches</b> …

NFL

Defensive Installation Progression

I have been asked several times in the last few days if I could share information about fall camp defensive installation progression. Below is an …

College Football

Defensive Game Planning – Genealogy

While I was at the <b>University of Central Missouri</b> and <b>William Jewell College</b>, I had the opportunity to work with and learn from some very good …

College Football

Defensive Game Planning – Weekly Workflow

During the season the work of our defensive staff revolves around <b>two</b> main goals.<p><i>Developing</i> a game plan specific to the offense of our opponent that …

College Football

Defensive Game Planning – Film Breakdown and the Formation Analysis

I had a question after yesterdays post (<b>Defensive Game Planning – Weekly Workflow</b>) about the timeline we used to disseminate the scouting report …

College Football

Defensive Game Planning – The Ready List

The <b>Ready List</b> is the list of fronts and stunts that we believe will be the most successful against our opponent’s top run and pass plays. We have …

College Football

Defensive Game Planning – The Play Grid

The next step in the game planning process is completing the tool I call the <b>Play Grid</b>. This is an Excel worksheet that includes every play we have …

Defensive Game Planning – The Call Sheet

The final goal of the entire game planning process is to assemble the tool to be used on game day, the <b>Call Sheet</b>. As I mentioned in my first post on …

NFL

Defensive Game Planning – Game Procedures

This post will guide you through game day procedures, using the tools that have been discussed in the previous <i>Defensive Game Planning</i> posts. Links to …

College Football

Defensive Game Planning – FAQ’s

I have received some questions regarding the Defensive Game Planning process I have detailed over the last few days. The answers to these questions …

Recruiting – The Offer

Today is the fifth of a six-part series designed to help student-athletes and their parents know what to expect at the various stages of the …

Flipping Their Switch

As I was checking the stats of my blog yesterday, I realized that a good portion of my posts dealt with <b>motivation</b>. I think that is OK.<p>Motivation is a …

Failure is Your Only Option

We are all familiar with the famous <b>Gene Kranz</b> (NASA flight director) quote from the movie Apollo 13, “<b>Failure is not an option</b>”. I suppose when you …

The Courage to Compete

It takes <b>courage</b> to participate in athletics. You are “<i>putting yourself out there</i>” for everyone… spectators, family, friends and foes alike to watch, …

eBook

A couple of quick blurbs today …<p><b>First</b>… If you have not been taking the time to click on the <i>hyperlinks</i> that I embed in my posts, I hope that you will …

The Little Things are Big

I was asked by a colleague today if I could repost this… so here it is.<br>This is one of my favorite posts, and it is primarily targeting the athletes …

Championship Habits

It turns out that choices lead to habits.<p>Habits become talents.<p>Talents are labeled gifts.<p>You’re not born this way, you get this way.<p>Simple and to the …

The Icarus Deception

My son, Carter, (one of the brightest people I know) called me after reading my initial blog post on “You can do more – your brain is lying to you… …

Six Daily Habits for Artists

• Sit alone; sit quietly.<br>• Learn something new without any apparent practical benefit.<br>• Ask individuals for <i>bold feedback</i>; ignore what you hear from the …